Clouds and rain move into the Southland, starting several days of wet weather in Pasadena – Pasadena now
The dark clouds and rain that moved across much of the Southland on Thursday morning will remain as the first wave of a storm front reaches the region, with wet weather expected to continue into the weekend.
Rain began falling in Pasadena late Wednesday morning.
Forecasters said there was a slight chance of thunderstorms that would persist Thursday morning, while a general storm system was expected to extend wet conditions into the weekend.
Wednesday’s rain was part of the first wave of a two-pronged system, with valley areas expected to receive between a quarter to a half inch of rain by Thursday morning, with up to an inch falling in the mountains.
But meteorologists said rainfall amounts could vary widely due to the variable nature of the storm system.
Conditions are expected to dry out on Thursday before the second wave of the system moves in on Friday. The second wave is expected to be stronger and wetter, with rain continuing until Saturday.
“Because the second part of the storm system has greater instability and higher precipitation water values, there is a greater chance for precipitation rates to range between 0.25 and 0.50 inches per hour on Friday and Friday night,” according to the National Weather Service. Up to 3 inches of rain by the time the storm systems pass.
Rain should start to taper off between Saturday night and Sunday morning, with a A warming and drying trend is on the horizon for Pasadena early next week.
Here is the forecast for Pasadena from the National Weather Service:
Thursday: 50 percent chance of showering. Partly sunny, with a high near 71. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. The possibility of new rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch.
Thursday night: 40 percent chance of showering. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. South southeast wind around 5 mph becoming east northeast in the evening. The possibility of new rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch.
Friday: Rain is likely, especially after 4:00 p.m. Partly sunny with a high around 70 degrees. Winds east-northeast 5 to 10 mph becoming southerly in the afternoon. The probability of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and a quarter of an inch are possible.
Friday night: rain. Low around 53. South southeast wind around 5 mph. The probability of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and a quarter of an inch are possible.
Saturday: Rain, especially before 4:00 p.m., reaching 65 degrees. The probability of rain is 80%.
Saturday night: A 40 percent chance of rain, especially before 10:00 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 72.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, low around 48.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 77.
Monday night: Mostly clear, lows around 50.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 78.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low reaching 52 degrees.
Wednesday: It’s sunny most of the time, and the high temperature is near 79.
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