Today’s cheerful Pasadena weather will turn gloomy and rainy overnight and usher in a wintry Saturday bringing showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 10 a.m, then showers after that, forecasters predict.
Temperatures could drop 16 degrees to a high of 61, they said.
The cold storm was some 500 miles to the west over the Pacific Ocean this morning and expected to slide into Southern California tonight, remaining through Saturday, said National Weather Service meteorologist Todd Hall.
Along with showers this evening, the storm is expected to produce 1-3 inches of snow in the San Gabriel Mountains at around the 5,000-foot level.
Friday will be beautiful, however, with a high near 77.
Here’s the outlook for the weekend and early next week:
Saturday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 10am, then showers likely. High near 61. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. South wind around 5 mph.
Sunday: Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 47.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 75.
Monday Night: Clear, with a low around 50.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 78.
Tuesday Night: Clear, with a low around 51.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 78.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.