Skies will be partly cloudy throughout the day on Friday, with 8AM temperatures starting off the day in Long Beach in the upper 50s. Winds will start off out of the southeast, but will quickly shift out of the southwest during the late morning hours. It will be an overall mild and breezy day, with afternoon highs reaching the upper 60s, and winds averaging 5-10 MPH for most of the day, with a few gusts up to 20 MPH possible during the late afternoon hours. The day will be dry, so no rain tires needed throughout the day.
That last statement will probably not remain true on Saturday, especially for the hours before noon. A sharp trough of low pressure will be moving through the area, bringing with it an associated surface front and showers, for the pre-dawn hours through the late morning hours. As the front passes and the trough moves out of the area, a few spotty showers could remain near the area for an hour or two into the afternoon, but I believe skies will begin to clear throughout the remainder of the afternoon. The front will make no difference in afternoon highs, as they will be right back up into the upper 60s. Rain chances for now will be at 50% during the morning, and dropping drastically after 11AM to 0% after 3PM. Rain amounts should total less that 1/4 inch throughout the expected rain time. Winds will start off the morning out of the south at 5-10 MPH, before swinging around out of the southwest at 10-15 MPH by the late morning hours.
Flat, upper ridging moves into the Long Beach area for Sunday, and this will bring with it mostly sunny skies and mild temperatures. The breezy conditions will be back as well, as winds will mainly be out of the southwest at 5-15 MPH, with gusts up to 20 MPH possible. With mostly sunny skies means no rain for the area, and afternoon highs will be back up into the upper 60s.
When you get a few extra minutes, like right after reading this forecast update, Our friends at Mobil 1 The Grid have a great preview video for this weekend's events at Long Beach. Head on over to their website to watch this outstanding video.
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