Southern California weather: Cold system brings rain, winds


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ABC7 meteorologist Bri Winkler says the Los Angeles Metro area and Orange County may see anywhere between 1/10 to 1/4 inch of rain, and the I.E. and Valleys may see 1/4 to 1/2 inch of rain. There is also a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon in some areas.

A winter weather advisory has been issued and is set to expire by 4 a.m. Friday, the National Weather Service said. The advisory affects Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

The system is also pushing in strong northwesterly winds. A wind advisory affecting the Antelope Valley has also been issued until 8 p.m. Thursday. Wind gusts may reach up to 60 mph in the canyon passes.

Temperatures for most valley locations are expected to drop about 20 degrees Thursday afternoon. Highs will be mostly in the mid-to high-50s across the Southland. East Los Angeles is expected to see the heaviest amount of rainfall. Temps in the High Desert communities will reach high-40s.

The local mountains will see snow with a high of 35. Between 2 to 4 inches of snowfall will hit at about 5,000 feet and around 4,500 feet in some spots. The peaks could see up to 7 inches of snow.

Conditions are expected to begin clearing for most of the region by Friday.

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