Rain, Colder Temperatures Forecast for Southern California This Weekend

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Early morning commuters at the Irvine Transportation Center walk down the stairway from an elevated pedestrian bridge, bundled with jackets and shielded from the rain, on Nov. 21, 2016. (Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)

A cold pressure system is expected to bring some rain and possible thunderstorms throughout Southern California beginning Saturday afternoon and continuing into Sunday, forecasters said.

Showers are expected over much of the Los Angeles region, with some areas getting up to an inch over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Temperatures are also expected to dip into the low to mid-60s along the coast and possibly into the 50s in the valleys, said Bonnie Bartling, a weather specialist with the NWS in Oxnard. Snow levels could to drop to about 4,500 feet in mountain areas.

No significant flooding is anticipated, but the weather will be severe enough to cause hazardous driving conditions, particularly along the 5 Freeway near the Kern County line, Bartling said. Gusty winds, rain and snow could make for a dangerous drive home at the end of the Thanksgiving Day weekend, she said.

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