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Rain, says the National Weather Service, is expected in these parts. Like so many of us, the sky will probably start crying after 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday.
A storm system off the coast will be moving east through the region with the high Tuesday expected to reach 62 degrees, with wind between 5 and 10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 90 percent and showers will probably call it quits before 10:00 p.m., notes NWS.
A hazardous weather outlook and special weather statement were issued Monday in advance of the non-sunny stint.
Strong winds ahead of a cold front may gust more than 60 mph through mountains near San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. Additional coastal water wind warnings were also issued.
Light to moderate mountain snow above 6000 feet elevations is possible in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, and a period of three to eight hours of moderate rain is expected.
By Wednesday, Southern California should be back to its regularly scheduled temperature with a mostly sunny forecast, and a high near 71. The storm, however, will leave behind a large sea swell with high surf warnings and increased rip current risks along area beaches.