LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A cold storm system is expected to deliver rain, lower temperatures, rough seas and high winds, the National Weather Service reported Monday.

According to a statement by the NWS, these conditions ay result in the “first relatively cold storm system of the season.”

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Meteorologists forecast most of the rain will fall over the central coast and foothills area. Between a quarter and three quarters of an inch of rain is expected.

Residents living in Los Angeles and Ventura counties should expect to see less than a quarter-inch of rain.

Patchy drizzle will be present across the Southland this morning. Later this afternoon, around 2 p.m., there is a 50 percent chance for rain.

Forecasters said there is a chance for thunderstorms in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties this afternoon and evening.

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Meanwhile, a wind advisory remains in effect for the San Gabriel Mountains, Antelope Valley and Santa Catalina Island from 10 a.m. today until 4 a.m. on Tuesday.

Snow levels will drop to around 5,500 feet in the San Gabriel Mountains tonight. Winds are expected to blow gusts between 20 to 35 miles per hour.

Strong winds are also expected in Riverside County. An advisory for the San Gorgonio Pass and mountains remains in effect from 10 a.m. today until 3 a.m. on Tuesday. This advisory does not extend to the Coachella Valley.

According to the NWS, there could also be gale-force winds along the coast of up to 35 knots per hour. There is also a high risk of rip currents near all area beaches through Tuesday.

Temperatures are expected to be in the high 60s and low 70s today.

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