Southern California chills ahead of weekend storm

January 2, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s another day of clear, cold and windy weather across Southern California before changing conditions will bring rain.

Gusty Santa Ana winds are lingering in the region Wednesday morning and a mix of frost advisories, freeze and hard freeze warnings remain in effect across the region as well as northward along the coast and into the San Joaquin Valley.

The National Weather Service says offshore flow beneath building high pressure will keep the region dry into Friday, followed by a Pacific storm system that will likely bring rain, mountain snow and periods of gusty winds during the weekend.

Meteorologists say forecasting models indicate it will be a “good rainmaker” for Southern California.

An additional Pacific storm could reach the region in the middle of next week.

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