#LARain And #LAThunderstorms Comin' At Ya Live This Weekend

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If Tony! Toni! Toné! is to be believed (and, typically, they are), it never rains in Southern California. Well, we have some news for you: rains and a high surf advisory are rolling into the Southland this weekend—and yes, it is in fact the month of May in Los Angeles, and it was pushing 90 degrees earlier this week.

"Sunday is the main day," Jayme Laber, hydrologist with the National Weather Service, told LAist. "We're expecting a third of an inch or less, with the mountains getting a half an inch, or even three-quarters of an inch."

And it's not just water showing up this weekend—the cold will be too. The storm will bring highs of the 50s and 60s throughout the Los Angeles area, and snow could be falling at elevations 4,500 feet and above. "We could see some snow in the Grapevine, or other passes," Laber added.

Thunderstorms may also be in line for the weekend (a Southern California rarity on par with rains in May).

The system will be moving east by Monday, and next week should see a return to temps in the 70s.

Tl;dr version: This weekend is the Kentucky Derby—best to stay indoors and watch, and save the outdoorsy stuff for next weekend.