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Another Cold Front is Headed Toward Southland

Cool temperatures were expected to continue to chill the the San Gabriel Valley through Tuesday.

Another Pacific cold front will glide into the California coast today and generate high winds and light precipitation in the Southland on Tuesday, forecasters said.

The front will move into the Central Coast this afternoon and spread rain south to Ventura and Los Angeles counties overnight, according to a National Weather Service advisory.

Precipitation will be light, with the chance of rain diminishing Tuesday afternoon, but strong winds, gusting as high as 50 miles per hour, are expected, particularly in mountain areas and the Antelope Valley, NWS forecasters said.

A light rain sprinkled most of the San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire areas Sunday. The rain total was barely measurable in most areas here.

The snow level will start out above 6,000 feet tonight but drop down to the 3,500-4,000-foot level Tuesday, although snow accumulation will be light -- no more than two inches, weather service officials said.

The NWS forecast drizzly weather today and highs of 59 in Claremont, Diamond Bar, La Verne and Redlands; 56 in Banning; 68 in Palm Desert; 62 in Long Beach, Anaheim, Avalon, Pasadena, San Gabriel, Woodland Hills and at LAX; and 63 in Newport Beach and downtown L.A.

Forecasters predict an 80 percent chance of rain in the Inland Empire while the San Gabriel Valley’s east end has a 30 percent chance of seeing rain tonight. Palm Desert was expected to remain mostly sunny, NWS officials said.

Temperatures will be around the same Tuesday, when rain and snow are forecast, and dip a few degrees on Wednesday amid sunny weather, according to the NWS. The next bout of rain after Tuesday is expected Sunday.

- City News Service

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