Mostly clear skies, seasonal temps and breezy winds could be expected for Wednesday. Conditions will remain dry before a storm moves in Thursday. Daytime highs along the coasts and valleys in the upper 50s to low 60s.
A cold front will arrive on Thursday bringing rain, snow, cooler temps, along with gusty winds. The system will allow light to moderate showers for Southern California. Areas near the coasts and valleys will accumulate .25 to .75 in rain with valleys and mountains expected to observe .75 to 1.25 in rain. Strong wind will make driving hazardous at times especially through the grapevine with south to west wind ranging from 30 to 50 mph.
Looking ahead, the sunshine will return for Friday with mostly sunny skies. A warming trend will also begin with temps near average as we wrap up the work week. Saturday will bring partly cloudy skies and mild temps. For Sunday more sunshine and above average temps will be likely.