STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — We are watching the winter storm spinning up right now poised to drop down the coast over the next few days.
The first wave of this system will be a weakening cold front that pushes through the area late today. It is a dying front so very little if any rainfall will hit the LA metro area.
As the center of the low approaches the area, the precipitation chances will increase. By Thursday afternoon we have our best chance at steady rainfall. This will definitely not be a heavy soaker, but with the instability and depending on the over water trajectory, we could see some moderate rainfall for a period from late Thursday into Friday.
Once the low is overhead on Friday during the day, we have our best chances at a t-storm and lowering snow levels. We could get up to 5 inches of accumulation above 5000′, however with the colder air on friday, snow could drop down to 3000′. There is a good chance for accumulation on the Grapevine on Friday.
Rainfall totals for the event should hover between .35″ and .75″. We will dry out for Saturday and Sunday.