Southern California skies may be cloudy today and there could even be a shower or two in the mountains, but federal and private forecasters agreed that the sun will be shining again--and temperatures rising--by Super Bowl Sunday in Pasadena.
"Looks good," said Cary Schudy of Earth Environment Service, a private weather service based in San Francisco. "No clouds to speak of and a little warmer, maybe in the low 70s by game time."
National Weather Service forecasters agreed, explaining that a weak cold front should be passing through Southern California this morning, accompanied by coastal temperatures in the low- to mid-60s and a chance of snow at mountain resort levels above 5,000 feet.
But skies should be clearing by this afternoon, meteorologists said, and a new storm edging in from the Pacific is expected to stay well to the north with not even a finger-trail of chill or moisture reaching the Southland.
The high temperature at Los Angeles on Thursday was 72 degrees, with relative humidity ranging from 13% to 55%. And while today was expected to be about 8 degrees cooler, forecasters said afternoon readings should reach the mid-70s by Sunday with more of the same expected through next Tuesday.