Cooler temperatures are on tap this weekend as a Pacific storm is set to move into the region early Sunday, the National Weather Service reported.
The storm will not be as cold or as wet as last weekend's weather system, but it is expected to drop more than half an inch of rain in Orange County. Forecasters say cool temperatures and showers will be the heaviest on Sunday. The storm could bring wind gusts of up to 30 mph and the chance of thunderstorms. Expect showers to linger into Monday.
Today in Newport Beach there will be patchy drizzle throughout the morning and partly cloudy skies with highs in the low 60s. Saturday will be cloudy with highs in the mid-60s and Sunday will be cloudy and rainy with highs in the upper 50s. Monday will be partly cloudy with a chance of showers and highs in the low 60s.
Travel through mountain passes could become dangerous as wind speeds increase, dense fog rolls in and roads become slippery, the NWS said. Extra clothing, extra water and chains are highly recommended for mountain travelers.
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