The first part of February proved to be hotter and drier than normal, but on Wednesday the Southland had a taste of less summery temperatures and even got a few sprinkles. San Gabriel recorded a high of only 58 degrees, 20 degrees lower than this month’s average temperatures, which were in the upper 70s, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters said the cooler temperatures are expected to last through the weekend. “There was a little moisture in the morning and some drizzle along the coastal areas,” said Stuart Seto, weather specialist with the National Weather Service. “An upper low will move into the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley areas after midnight on Friday and stay into most of Saturday. That will make it on the cool side with a little bit of moisture.” Seto said while there has been no rain this month, the system moving in this weekend will only bring a chance of showers and rainfall amounts of probably a quarter of an inch to less than half an inch in the mountain areas. “Basically it will be a one-day thing and will move out pretty fast,” Seto said. AccuWeather officials said the average daytime high from Feb. 1 though Feb. 14 was 78.9degrees, 8.8 degrees above normal for this time of year. Season rainfall totals since July are measured at 5.26inches, 4.62 inches below normal. Last year, rainfall totals were at 22.53 inches, according to the National Weather Service. “Basically because we have had nine days above 80degrees … we had a lot of offshore or Santa Ana winds that have kept the rainfall away,” Seto said. “Hopefully that will change.” Today’s highs are expected to be in the low 60s. [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!