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Rain And Colder Temps Start Today And Two More Storms Are Coming Soon

FILE: Raindrops on Abbot Kinney. (Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash)
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A cold front is rolling in, bringing cooler temperatures and scattered showers today and Saturday.

National Weather Service meteorologist Rich Thompson says to plan for some light rain, starting this afternoon to evening.

"Most areas should receive, when it's said and done Saturday night/Sunday morning, under a quarter inch, and probably even a lot less than that. But definitely, it'll be just cooler, some light showers about the area."

Meteorologist Kurt Kaplan, who is also with the NWS, says a second system will bring more rain and snow Sunday and Monday.
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"That will be kind of cold actually so we're looking for maybe a quarter inch to three quarters of an inch," Kaplan said. "We will also see three to seven inches of snow in the mountains above 4,000 feet."

Kaplan says the snow level may drop as low as 2,000 feet Sunday night.

"So even areas like Santa Clarita in the foothills could see some light snow accumulations up in the Antelope Valley up in the foothills as well," he said.

But the biggest winter storm will be a third system, arriving Wednesday and Thursday. Forecasters expect one to two inches of rain in the coast and valleys and possibly two to four inches of snow as low as 4,000 feet.

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