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Skies Expected To Clear By Afternoon, May Gray To Linger

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A late-season storm swooping down the coast is expected to bring some drizzle and light showers to Southern California Sunday, but skies should clear by the afternoon.

Showers were reported in downtown Los Angeles, near LAX and in Santa Clarita before sunrise.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Andrew Rourke said we should see some clearing in the afternoon. Winds out of the southwest are forecast to pick up to 15-25 mph late Sunday.

The foothills and mountains are most likely to get wet, but showers are possible across the region. A wind advisory is in effect for the Antelope Valley, where winds out of the southwest at 20-35 mph are forecast by afternoon, with possible gusts of up to about 50 mph. The advisory is set to expire at 9 p.m.

The NWS reported that the strongest winds are forecast for the foothills where dust and sand storms are possible.

The cold storm could produce 1-3 inches of snow at elevations of about 5,000 feet or more.

Metro-area highs will be in the 60s Sunday and below average temperatures will continue through the work week with another, slightly stronger late-season storm arriving Tuesday. By Thursday, temperatures are expected to warm up.

Tuesday’s storm could also produce snow at elevations of about 5,500 feet or more.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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