Storm Likely to Arrive by Mid-Week

The storm might bring rain and wind gusts, but should taper off Thursday

Just a few days after temperatures reached the 90s and triple-digits in sunny Southern California, a late-season Pacific storm will brings showers, gusty winds and some snow.

The storm is expected to arrive Wednesday. There is a slight chance of  thunderstorms south of Point Conception after the arrival of the storm, which  was still several hundreds of miles away Monday morning.

Early projections point to between a half-inch and an inch of rain, more  along south-facing mountain slopes and near the scene of thunderstorms,  according to a National Weather Service advisory. The rain is expected to taper  off Wednesday night, with a chance of showers Thursday.

The snow level will be at 7,000 feet or higher through Wednesday night,  then fall to between 6,000 and 7,000 feet, the advisory said, adding that  "very little snow accumulation is expected below 7,000 feet with this  system.''

Temperature highs are forecast to be 68 in Palmdale and Lancaster  Wednesday -- about 10 degrees below Monday's projected high. But most everywhere  else, temperature highs will be in the high 60s Wednesday, about the same as  Monday.

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