LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Southern California should see another clear day or two before a new cold, rainy system sweeps in by the weekend.
The rain will move in from the north late Friday night, falling heavier throughout the day Saturday and totaling just under an inch in most areas. Temperatures will drop to the 50s and low 60s.
Farther north, the Sierras are facing a blizzard warning from Thursday afternoon through Sunday, with 1-2 feet of snow expected amid strong winds. That's good news for the state's water reserves, after a slow, dry start earlier this winter.
But first, Wednesday in Southern California should see mostly clear skies by the afternoon once the morning cloud cover burns off, with nice temperatures in the 60s and 70s.
Los Angeles and Orange counties can expect a high of 70 on Wednesday, with cloudy skies in the morning.
The valleys and the Inland Empire can expect similar conditions, reaching a high of 72.
Beaches will reach a high of 64 during the day with 2-4 foot surf.
Mountains will see mostly sunny skies Wednesday, with a high of 51 during the daytime, dropping to 25 at night. When the new cold system comes over the weekend, the mountains will see about 4-8 inches of snow above 6,000 feet.
Deserts should see a high of 68 during the daytime Wednesday, dropping to 39 overnight.
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