Elephant-gray skies and rain will rule today’s weather, but liberal amounts of high clouds and some sunshine will dominate the rest of the weekend, according to the weather forecast.
A 10% chance of rain is predicted for this morning, giving way to partly cloudy skies in the afternoon, said Janice Roth, a forecaster at WeatherData in Wichita, Kan., which provides forecasts for The Times. There will be fairer weather with some sunshine Saturday, Roth said.
“A weak Pacific storm from the northwest will be moving through the county Thursday night and Friday morning,” said Ray Robben, a forecaster for the National Weather Service. “Friday morning we’ll get a little rain along the coast and areas up to the mountains. Only the deserts will be free of rain.”
A high-pressure system will build in Southern California by this afternoon, making for mostly fair skies and warmer days, Robben said. However, rain is possible again Monday.
Highs along the coast will be 65 to 70 through the weekend. Overnight lows will be 48 to 55.
Inland areas will experience similar temperatures, Robben said. Highs will be 67 to 73 through Sunday. Lows for both tonight and Saturday will be 47 to 53.
The ocean temperature is 62 degrees; the surf is 2 to 4 feet.
The mountains will be cloudy today and clear Saturday. Gusty west-northwest winds of up to 30 m.p.h. will decrease by late today.
Highs in the mountains will remain in the mid-50s. Overnight lows will be 28 to 38.
Desert areas also will have winds of up to 30 m.p.h. today, and highs in the 70s. Lows will be 45 to 53 through the weekend.