LOS ANGELES– A winter storm will make its way into Southern California Tuesday night, with some mountain areas possibly seeing more than a foot of snow and the rest of the region anticipated to see rainy conditions into Thursday.
A winter storm caution will take effect at 10 p.m. Tuesday and continue up until 10 p.m. Thursday for Los Angeles County mountains, excluding the Santa Monica range, with the National Weather condition Service preparing for snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches and possibly approximately 15 inches above 4,500 feet.
The snowy conditions will be signed up with by southwest winds of 20 to 35 miles per hour, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour.
Forecasters warned that conditions will make driving hazardous in the county’s northern reaches, with the 5 and 14 freeways most likely to be impacted.
” A rain band looks to move into the region late Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday early morning, then a cold and unstable air mass will continue showers with low snow levels down to 2,500-3,500 feet,” according to the National Weather Condition Service. “Accumulating snowfall will likely affect travel through the Interstate 5 Corridor and on Highway 14.
” … There is likewise a capacity for thunderstorms throughout the location, perhaps producing brief locally heavy rainfall.”
The Antelope Valley, which was already under a wind advisory Monday thanks to gusts of up to 50 miles per hour, is once again under such an advisory Tuesday.
” Rain will end up being most likely throughout all however southern and eastern L.A. County by late Tuesday night, where there will be a chance of rain, then rain is expected across the region Wednesday,” according to the NWS.
Forecasters said the rain will be heavy sometimes on Wednesday.
” Rainfall totals are usually anticipated to average one-half to one inch, except locally 1.5 inches or perhaps greater in the foothills and mountains below the snow level,” according to the NWS.
The storm system is expected to move off to the east on Thursday, although a smaller system might bring additional showers and some separated thunderstorms on Thursday.
Dry weather condition is anticipated to return by Friday and continuing through the weekend.