After a heat wave bathed Los Angeles in 100-degree temperatures -- in October, no less -- the weather gods now bring us rain and even snow.
One week later.
What the hell is going on, you ask?
We took that question to the trustworthy forecasters at the National Weather Service in Oxnard, who pretty much summed it up in one word:
Yep. Whoever says Southern California doesn't get weather is an idiot and, worse, probably some sort of entertainer.
Stuart Seto, weather specialist at the NWS, blames a traditional October climate, saying so with a bit of genius and introspection:
We went from summer weather to fall weather.
An upper-level low-pressure system is moving in from the Pacific and pushing last week's heat to the south and east, making room for relatively cool weather to move in and bring with it as much as a quarter-inch of rain Wednesday into Thursday, as well as a chance of up to three inches of snow in higher elevations, including ski resorts, he says.
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Lows in the metro area will only reach down near 60 (clouds will keep a blanket on temps). But there is a small chance of hail -- and a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms, Seto says.
Bundle up. Enjoy the show. Because it might not last long.
On Sunday, the L.A. metro area could see temps in the mid-80s.