Cold front to keep things chilly through the weekend

A cold front from Canada that has settled in Southern California is expected to stick around for days, bringing snow flurries, scattered showers and low temperatures, forecasters said.

Temperatures were expected to stay in the 50s across much of the region on Thursday, warming slightly throughout the day but staying chilly, said meteorologist Cathy Hoxsie of the National Weather Service in Oxnard.

That includes the region from Burbank to Pasadena, where temperatures likely won’t get past the mid-50s until next week, according to the weather service.

Light, very scattered showers were forecast throughout Thursday, with snow levels potentially falling as low as 2,000 feet, the National Weather Service said. Expect mostly clear skies starting Friday.

Meanwhile, a wind advisory was in effect for the Burbank area from 10 a.m. Thursday to 4 p.m. Friday, with gusts of up to 40 mph possible.

But the cold snap won't go anywhere anytime soon, Hoxsie said.

Chilly temperatures were expected through the weekend, with Saturday morning the coldest on the calendar. Then, Hoxie said, temperatures in Los Angeles could drop to the upper 30s, with the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys dipping farther to the mid-30s.

But even those predictions "seem a little warm," Hoxie said, adding that she "wouldn't be surprised" if the forecast was adjusted to lower temperatures.

"Saturday morning is probably going to be pretty darn cold," Hoxsie said.

-- Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times; and Jason Wells, Times Community News

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