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Gray Skies and Cold Rain in Forecast

Another Pacific cold front is on its way, according to the National Weather Service.

Another Pacific cold front will glide into the California coast Monday and generate high winds and light rain in Orange County on Tuesday, forecasters said.

The front will move into the Central Coast this afternoon and spread rain south overnight, according to a National Weather Service advisory. Orange County residents can expect a 30 percent chances of rain this afternoon and 70 percent chance of overnight showers.

Precipitation will be light, with the chance of rain diminishing Tuesday afternoon, but strong winds, gusting as high as 50 miles per hour, are expected, particularly in mountain areas, NWS forecasters said.

The snow level will start out above 6,000 feet tonight but drop down to the 3,500-4,000-foot level Tuesday, although snow accumulation will be light -- no more than two inches, they said.

The NWS forecast drizzly weather today and highs in the low 60s throughout Orange County.

Temperatures will be around the same Tuesday, when rain and snow are forecast, and dip a few degrees on Wednesday amid sunny weather, according to the NWS. The next bout of rain after Tuesday is expected Sunday.

PK December 18, 2012 at 01:56 AM
Love it...keep it coming. Thanks god. haha
D.M. December 18, 2012 at 04:42 PM
I love this weather!!! Winter has finally arrived. Charles, you have your $350/sf weather, no harsh winters here like back East or the Great Lakes. Besides, I'm sure you don't want the fire season to destroy everything or our water reserves to dry up increasing our utility bills. We need the rain and much more than we're getting ;)
Bill Koelzer December 18, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Are SJC and Dana Point STEALING our predicted rain????? In Portland, Michigan, where I was raised. it rained every 4-5 days in buckets and when it did I hated it. But now that I live in dry San Clemente, I PRAY for rain. Rain is nice to sleep by. Rain is fun to watch. Rain makes the air smell good. I love driving in the rain. However, it seems that every time we have a weather front here, the TV reports show the "green rain area" to just barely miss San Clemente (which the ensuing rain inevitably does) and it is really ticking me and my wife, Realtor Debbie Ferrari, also a rain lover, off! Why can't those "Certified Broadcast Meteorologists" give San Clemente a break once in a while and have that big fat part of the green area on the map engulf all of San Clemente once in a while? Is there some conspiracy by other nearby cities to get all OUR rain and leave us with mere dribbles? Are those cities PAYING the TV "weather forecasters" to have the green rain areas skewed more northwards so all we get is a wetting of the streets here in San Clemente? I would like the local police to check into this possible manipulation of our SC weather ("follow the money") and see if Certified Meteorologist Dallas Rains (CH7) and the other "Certifieds" are getting payola for showing illegal favoritism to our contiguous cities! Bill Koelzer, President, Heritage of San Clemente Foundation www.MarineMonument.com
Bill Koelzer December 18, 2012 at 06:20 PM
And remember at Christmas (or whatever your holiday is called) to make a small/generous donation to the upkeep of the Marine Monument at Park Semper Fi in the pier bowl. You can make that donation fast and easily at... http://marinemonument.com/form.htm Thank you so much, Bill Koelzer
Diane Hennessy December 19, 2012 at 02:17 AM
'They' rarely show San Clemente on the weather map!

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