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Rain! Snow! Winter Finally Will Pay SoCal a Visit

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Time to finally break out the umbrella. Heavy rain in the foothill areas, waterspouts over the ocean and weak tornadoes along Southern California’s coastal plains are just some of the actual weather phenomena set to hit SoCal Friday.A smaller cold front is first predicted to bring a drizzle midday Wednesday, leaving by early Thursday, followed by a storm Friday to Saturday, the National Weather Service said.

The south-facing foothill areas of the San Gabriel Mountains could get two to four inches of rain. The basin floor and valleys will get one to two inches Friday and Saturday.

“Some significant snowfall” will hit the San Gabriels as low as 5,000 feet by Saturday, NWS said.

Goodness knows we need this rain. It’s a good thing we’ll have “House of Cards” to finish up next weekend.