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Cloudy Days, Chance of Rain Due

Southern California’s celebrated sun will go on hiatus this weekend as clouds move in to blanket the area, bringing with them the chance of rain, forecasters said.

“The weekend won’t be too great,” said Janice Roth, a meteorologist with WeatherData Inc., which provides forecasts for The Times.

High clouds will begin increasing on Saturday, and more low clouds will develop as the day goes on, she said.

“We’re looking at a 20% to 30% chance of showers on Sunday,” Roth said.

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Temperatures along the coast will be in the 60s, with inland areas showing highs from the 60s to low 70s. The mercury in high desert areas will top out between 60 and 70, and the low desert will see highs between 70 and 80.

Mountain areas will be cooler, with highs from the upper 50s to 60 on Saturday and dropping to the upper 40s and 50s on Sunday.

Winds gusting up to 40 m.p.h. could hit some mountain areas, Roth said. The northern Sierra, she added, could see “significant snowfall,” with as much as a foot at Mammoth Mountain.


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