STUDIO CITY (CBS2) — We’ve got some interesting weather headed our way over the next several days.
Two frontal boundaries are expected to drift through the area, bringing us varying amounts of rain. Right now, a large upper low is spinning away just off the coast of the Pacific Northwest. This is translating into a general on-shore flow today with typical weather features, such as low clouds spreading into the basin and portions of our valleys (San Gabriel, San Fernando and Inland Empire).
The clouds should push back to the coast through the morning, but temperatures will be a couple degrees shy of average. By tomorrow, the first front moves through the area. While the LA metro area is at the bottom of the front, there is a southerly component to the storm that will enhance rainfall totals for Santa Barbara and points to the north.
You can expect anywhere from .20″ to .50. Based on the latest models, I’d lean towards the .20″. However, there is a very sharp gradient in the rain totals as you head north. The Bay Area will get pounded by this system. We should clear out with just scattered showers on Thursday, then Saturday into Sunday another front moves through the area. This one looks similar to the first.
Snow levels will remain high throughout both fronts. Watch out for some dangerous surf in Orange County associated with this system. A coastal flood advisory is in effect from Wednesday to Saturday.
Coast-low to mid 60s
Basin-upper 60s to near 70