Rain, Chilly Weather Expected for NYE Celebrations

Southern California drivers will have to brave wet roadways Saturday as they make their way to New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Pedestrians cover up against the rain while walking along Hollywood Boulevard on Friday, Dec. 31, 2016. ( Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

Pedestrians cover up against the rain while walking along Hollywood Boulevard on Friday, Dec. 31, 2016. ( Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

The second of two weekend storms will arrive around midafternoon and bring rain and snow to the region until late Saturday night, said Bonnie Bartling, a weather specialist with the National Weather Service’s Oxnard bureau.

 The storm could bring as much as a half-inch of precipitation across most of Los Angeles and more than an inch in the mountains. Most of the rain will fall between about 3 and 8 p.m., Bartling said, with light showers likely later into the evening.

But “we’re looking for it to be dry New Year’s Day, and the next couple days,” she said.

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