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SoCal expected to get winter weather for Christmas

SoCal could see a cold and rainy couple of days on Christmas and Christmas Eve, according to meteorologist Scott Sukup with the National Weather Service.
SoCal could see a cold and rainy couple of days on Christmas and Christmas Eve, according to meteorologist Scott Sukup with the National Weather Service.
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The weekend showers have stopped, but rain will likely return later this week.

SoCal could see a cold and rainy couple of days on Christmas and Christmas Eve, according to meteorologist Scott Sukup with the National Weather Service. 

"The lower elevations — we're probably looking at some showers or light rain at times... and some mountain snow," he told KPCC. "Snow levels, they could possibly fall below 4,000 feet..." 

This could affect mountain passes, said Sukup. He said those traveling between Central and Southern California on Thursday and Friday should be aware of snow and precipitation on the I-5 Freeway corridor throughout the Grapevine. 

Gusty north winds are also expected.

Here's the state's precipitation forecast from the National Weather Service. 

Rain map

As for the rest of the week in SoCal, you can expect it to start of cold Monday with possible rain on Tuesday. It'll heat back up with temps in the upper '60s Wednesday before dipping back down with highs in the low '60s on Thursday and Friday.