A storm will track farther south than usual on Friday, bringing steady rain to much of Southern California.

The rainfall should be beneficial, but not enough to cause any serious flooding or mudslides.

If you plan on traveling across the Sierra, the snow levels will be near 5,000 feet, but accumulations should be less than 8 inches in most spots.

Behind the storm, it will turn windier and cooler into Saturday.

Story by AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson.