Stormy Weather Set to Return to SoCal This Weekend — and May Linger Until Christmas

Clouds linger over downtown L.A. skyscrapers as a storm rolls through the Los Angeles basin last week. (Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Clouds linger over downtown L.A. skyscrapers as a storm rolls through the Los Angeles basin last week. (Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Santa Claus might want to get a new set of windshield wipers for his sleigh — just in case — because it’s looking like it may be a wet Christmas in California.

The first storm system to hit the West Coast from the Gulf of Alaska is expected to arrive in Los Angeles on Sunday — just in time for the first day of winter — and linger through Monday. That storm is predicted to dump a half an inch to an inch of rain across the Southland, said Andrew Rorke, a senior forecaster with the National Weather Service in Oxnard.

The rain is expected to let up slightly on Christmas Eve, but there’s a chance of showers during the day as another system, also from the Gulf of Alaska, moves into the region, Rorke said.

“There is still quite a bit of uncertainty with the Christmas forecast. Right now, it’s looking like the Christmas morning will be dry, with an increasing chance of rain in the afternoon and at night,” he said.

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(Credit: Paul Duginski / Los Angeles Times)

(Credit: Paul Duginski / Los Angeles Times)

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