Rain coming but should be gone by the time Rose Parade blooms




A new round of showers is coming this weekend to drought-parched Southern California. But Mother Nature appears to have no intention of raining on Pasadena’s Tournament of Roses Parade on Monday.

Two low-pressure systems — one out of the Gulf of Alaska and the other out of Western Canada — will likely bring a couple of waves of rain across the region and some snow to mountain communities this weekend, the National Weather Service said Wednesday.

The first system is expected to bring a half-inch of rain on Friday and a minimal volume of snow in the San Gabriel Mountains, where the snow level will remain high, said an NWS statement.

A second, colder system may bring another round of showers on Saturday, New Year’s Eve, along with snow showers in the mountains.

“If this storm materializes, it may support snow showers across mountain roads, possibly including the Interstate 5 Corridor near the Grapevine,” the statement said.

Temperatures climbed into the 70s on Wednesday but are expected to drop as the weekend arrives.

Highs will dip into the mid-60s amid showers Friday from Long Beach to Torrance to Pasadena, with slightly warmer temperatures expected in Riverside, San Bernardino and Pomona.

Most communities will see temperatures slip into the mid- to high-50s amid more showers Saturday.

The showers should be long gone by the time the floats start rolling for the Tournament of Roses Parade on Monday. Highs in the low 60s and high 50s are forecast amid partly cloudy…

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