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Your SoCal Weather Report For Wednesday, May 17: Gray Skies Are Not Gonna Clear Up

A map of California and the Pacific Ocean is mostly gray with patches of blue.
A look at the California coast by radar Wednesday.
(Courtesy NOAA)
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This morning's clouds and low fog are expected to stick around through the afternoon, with highs in the Los Angeles basin staying in the high 60s to mid 70s.

Quick Facts
    • Today’s weather: Foggy, cool, high 60s - low 70s
    • Beaches: Upper 60s
    • Mountains: Cool, chance of thunderstorms
    • Inland: High 80s - low 90s
    • Warnings and advisories: Hazard warning at the beaches due to minor coastal flooding

In the valleys, temperatures will reach the 80s, and Santa Clarita and Antelope Valley could get up to the 90s. In Orange County, highs will be in the 80s inland but will stay in the upper 60s at the beaches.

Hazard warning for beaches

A hazard warning has been issued for L.A. and Orange County beaches, where minor coastal flooding in low-lying areas is expected during high tides. The warning will stay in place through Thursday evening.

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Current conditions on L.A. County beaches:

Where thunderstorms are possible

Over the eastern San Gabriel mountains and Big Bear, there's a 20% chance of minor thunderstorms.

This day in history

In 1892, the Santa Anas caused a heat wave that lasted for two days. Temperatures reached the high 90s.

Things to do

Tired of May? This event's for you:

  • F*ck This Month!: This improv comedy show at Westlake's Dynasty Typewriter turns your crappy month and misery into laughter. Share what made your month so terrible and comedians Nicole Byer, Jess McKenna, Jacquis Neal, Vic Michaelis, Jacob Wysocki, Lauren Knutti, Eli Gonzalez, and Jeff Whitaker will turn those tales of woe into comedy gold.
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Check out our full list of things to do this week.

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