Cold Storm Might Bring Rain, High Surf to Southern California

Light rain is possible in LA County Wednesday evening

By Jonathan Lloyd and Elita Loresca
|  Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012  |  Updated 11:50 AM PDT
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Rain might move into Southern California Wednesday evening. Most of the rain will remain in central California. Elita Loresca has the forecast for Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.

Rain might move into Southern California Wednesday evening. Most of the rain will remain in central California. Elita Loresca has the forecast for Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.

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Rain might arrive Wednesday evening as a cold storm pushes into Southern California, bringing high surf to coastal areas later this week.

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The system slid into San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties Wednesday morning. By Wednesday night, the system could bring light rain -- between one-tenth and one-third of an inch -- to LA and Ventura counties.

Higher rainfall amounts are possible in the mountains.

In Seal Beach, crews were preparing sand berms for high surf. A swell generated by two storms -- one in the north-central Pacific,  the other in the eastern Pacific -- is expected to bring high surf through Saturday.

A high surf advisory will be in effect from 6 a.m. Thursday to 10 p.m.  Saturday.

The swell is expected to peak Friday night along west-facing shoreline, then gradually decrease through the weekend. Sets up to 10 feet are possible Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

The storm led to more than 70 cancellations -- 36 arrivals, 37 departures -- at San Francisco International Airport.

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