There'll be some sun this Memorial Day weekend, but it won't be perfect beach weather, forecasters say. And there's even a chance of rain at the tail end of the three-day break.
The National Weather Service said temperatures will reach the 70s in most areas Saturday and Sunday, with cloudy mornings giving way to partly sunny afternoons.
On Memorial Day, clouds are more with a 20% chance of showers in the evening.
Officials also are warning of strong rip currents and possible flooding along the coast in Orange County and San Diego.
Law enforcement officials, meanwhile, said they will be on high alert over the holiday weekend, looking for drunk drivers. During last year's Memorial Day weekend, 25 people were killed in collisions in California and more than 1,300 were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to the CHP.
“The CHP’s primary mission is to prevent the loss of life,” CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow said in a statement. “We want you to enjoy and celebrate, but we ask you to do it responsibly.”