A warming and drying trend will develop over the weekend in Los Angeles County, according to the National Weather Service.
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA — Mostly sunny skies are expected this weekend after a damp morning cleared in Los Angeles County Friday.
Rain fell across much of the region Thursday night into early Friday morning, lingering into drive-time in some areas.
Some locations, primarily in the eastern reaches of the county, saw later bursts of rain as the storm system moved out of the region. But while much of the rain moved on, forecasters with the National Weather Service said cooler and breezy conditions would linger through the day. The NWS noted that the "main theme today will be wind."
A high surf advisory is in effect through 5 p.m. Saturday; a wind advisory was issued through 8 p.m. Friday.
The overnight rain was mostly light, although the NWS issued a flood advisory for parts of Los Angeles County, including the San Gabriel Valley and coastal areas, that expired before dawn.
In Orange County, Bee Canyon recorded 0.39 inches of rain as of 5 a.m. Lower Silverado Canyon reported 0.39 inches and Lake Forest reported 0.36 inches, according to the NWS.
But the sun was shining again across most of the region by mid- to late-morning. And forecasters said conditions will get significantly warmer over the weekend.
"A warming and drying trend will develop over the weekend," according to the NWS. "The warming trend will turn more significant on Sunday and Monday when light offshore flow develops beneath ridging aloft."
Forecasters said the change will bring "summer-like weather" to Southern California, thanks to Santa Ana winds. Conditions could get warm enough to topple some heat records by Monday, according to the NWS.
Here is the forecast in Manhattan Beach:
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 63. Windy, with a west northwest wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 54. Windy, with a west northwest wind 20 to 30 mph becoming east northeast 5 to 10 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 69. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 55. West northwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming east southeast after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 82. North northeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 84.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 72.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.
Wednesday Night: Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Thursday: Patchy fog. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 67.
- City News Service and Patch Editor Nicole Charky contributed to this report.