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Weather Forecast Says It's A Good Weekend To Mope Inside

Vista Del Mar Park experiencing some June Gloom (Photo by howard-f via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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June Gloom appears to have made itself comfortable in Los Angeles this weekend, as drizzle, fog, and even thunderstorms are predicted for the next couple of days. So go ahead and lay on the couch with your laptop balanced on your stomach and look at the Internet until the sun comes out.

The L.A. Times reports that the high in L.A. for Sunday is expected to be 71 degrees, six degrees cooler than the average of 77. Brrr!

According to the National Weather Service, the high in downtown L.A. on Saturday reached 70—5 degrees cooler than it was on this day last year. How dare the weather gods deprive us of our natural right to the everlasting 75-and-sunny day!? Although at 4:20 p.m. this afternoon, it will be 69 degrees according to AccuWeather. Nice.

This slightly-less-than-perfect weather can be attributed to a "trough of low-pressure" as meteorologist John Dumas told the Times. This can result in drizzle, some of which, Dumas said, graced LAX this morning.

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Areas in the mountains of L.A. and Ventura Counties may see some thunderstorms; if so, flooding is likely, so make sure to check the forecast if you're planning on driving out there Saturday night.

This weekend of gloom follows on the heels of last month's oddly cool May Gray. It's seemed like a pretty moderate couple of months in Los Angeles, but as we reported back in March, population growth in the southland has actually decreased the amount of fog Los Angeles sees these days, which is detrimental to coastal ecosystems and plants.