SoCal May Get Dash of Moisture, If Any, as Low-Pressure System Moves Into Region

Clouds cover the downtown Los Angeles skyline in this December 2019 file photo. (Credit: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

Clouds cover the downtown Los Angeles skyline in this December 2019 file photo. (Credit: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

The ominous gray clouds hovering Thursday above Los Angeles aren’t likely to produce much more than the occasional sprinkle — if that — before clear skies return in time for the weekend.

The dash of moisture, which forecasters say will be focused mostly north of L.A. in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties and across the slopes of the mountains near the Kern County line, is the result of a low-pressure system known as an inside slider that’s moving from the Pacific Northwest over the inland portion of California.

The system is not expected to bring measurable rain to the Los Angeles Basin, and less than a quarter of an inch of precipitation elsewhere, said Kristen Stewart, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard.

“This one doesn’t have a lot of moisture with it,” she said. “These inside sliders mainly bring us wind and less rain.”

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