Meteorologists say we can expect mostly clear skies across the Southland Friday through Sunday with high temperatures in the upper 50s to mid-60s before more precipitation arrives.

“There is increasing confidence that another strong Pacific storm system will move into the forecast area Monday night and Tuesday with rain and mountain snow spreading across the area,” the National Weather Service in Los Angeles said. 

Early estimates show rainfall of .50 to two inches across metro L.A. Monday night into Thursday, with the highest amounts on south-facing slopes and the northwest Santa Lucia Mountains, NWS said.

There is also the potential for six to 12 inches of snow in the mountains above 4,000 feet.

Gusty southerly winds should affect the area Tuesday into Thursday night as well, NWS said.