Rain likely tonight, Saturday and showers Sunday

Rain is likely in the Southland from tonight through Sunday, forecasters say.

Doppler radar shows a significant weather system heading toward the Long Beach coast at about noon today. Forecasts call for rain from noon to about 3 p.m.; it is expected to begin raining again at around midnight tonight.

Between a quarter-inch and a half-inch of rain are expected as a result of this latest storm, according to the National Weather Service, although the volume will climb to between a half-inch and three-quarters of an inch in foothill and mountain areas.

The snow level will remain above 7,000 feet. Also expected are south- to-southeast winds gusting at between 20 and 50 miles per hour.

The NWS forecast mostly cloudy condition in L.A. County until tonight’s rains, along with a high of 65 in Long Beach. Rain is expected Saturday and showers on Sunday.

Long Beach has so far received 3.68 inches of rain since Oct. 1, which is 197% of normal for this time of year. The city typically receives 12.26 inches of rain total during the rain year between Oct. 1 and Sept. 30.

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