First Day of Summer in SoCal Brings Light Rain, ‘June Gloom’

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The first day of summer in Southern California feels a lot like winter and spring did — with rain, strong winds and lower-than-normal temperatures.

The Friday morning commute was slowed by drizzle and some showers in greater Los Angeles and south into San Diego County.

Temperatures aren’t expected to get out of the upper 60s (lower 20s Celsius) across much of the region.

Forecasters say the local phenomenon known as “June gloom” — with overcast skies and cool, moist breezes — is expected to last for at least several more days.

Wind gusts topping 50 mph (80 kph) are predicted in the Antelope Valley portion of northern LA County. Southern California Edison has warned it may shut off power to about 6,500 high desert customers to reduce the risk of wildfires.

Authorities warn of potentially hazardous driving and falling tree limbs.

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