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Fast-Moving Storm Systems To Move Through L.A. Saturday And Sunday

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Time to get cozy by the fireplace (or a YouTube video of a fire playing on your crappy laptop, as a backup plan), Los Angeles is about to get some weather.

Bonnie Bartling, a weather specialist at the National Weather Service, told LAist that a weekend storm will be coming "in two different impulses," with separate but equally non-sunny weather conditions expected for Saturday and Sunday in the L.A. area. According to Bartling, rain will hit the city sometime Saturday afternoon into the evening, while area mountains will be dusted with the first low-elevation snow of the season (snow levels could be down to 5,000 feet). Saturday's storm will be fast-moving with some instability to it, meaning there could be a few brief heavy downpours and a slight chance of thunderstorms, according to Bartling.

There will be a brief respite from the wind and rain, and then the fun will start up again Sunday, likely in the early afternoon. Bartling reports that Sunday will be the coldest day of the week, and that snow levels could possibly drop down as low as 3,500 feet feet. There will also be strong north winds, particularly on the I-5.

In total, the L.A. area is expected to see somewhere between a quarter-inch and an inch of rain this weekend, and four to eight inches of snow in the mountains.

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