LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Pacific storm system will bring rain and snow to Southern California Tuesday, but the weather is expected to clear out by Wednesday, National Weather Service forecaster said.
Light showers began developing across San Luis Obispo County late Monday night, then spread southeast across the area on a trajectory that will put them in the Los Angeles basin Tuesday afternoon and evening, according to the NWS.READ MORE: FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Emergency Use Authorization For Johnson & Johnson Booster
Fans attending Tuesday night’s game at Dodger Stadium are being advised to bring a rain jacket as there will likely be steady light rain falling as the Dodgers go up against the San Diego Padres.
Showers will continue in Los Angeles County Tuesday night, and a slight chance of showers will linger over northern and eastern mountain slopes into Wednesday morning, an NWS statement said.
“…By Wednesday afternoon, expect skies to begin clearing and all precipitation to end,” the statement said.
Total rainfall amounts resulting from this late-season weather system out of the Gulf of Alaska are expected to be between a quarter-inch and a half-inch in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, half the volume expected in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties, although up to one inch of rain may fall in the mountains and foothills, and between a quarter-inch and a third of an inch of rain per hour could come down when the rainfall reaches a peak, according to the NWS.
Parts of Riverside County could see as much as a quarter-inch of rain, forecasters said.READ MORE: Some Parent Groups Proposing Monday 'Sit-Outs' At Schools To Protest Against Vaccine Mandates
Between two and four inches of snow are expected above 5,000 feet, although up to six inches is possible in some spots, forecasters said. Nonetheless, no weather-related difficulties or road closures are expected in the Interstate 5 Corridor, they said.
Gusty southwest winds will also lash the region. The strongest will be in the San Gabriel Mountains and the Antelope Valley, where gusts of between 40 and 50 miles per hour will be common, NWS forecasters said. A wind advisory will be in effect from noon until 9 p.m. Tuesday in the San Gabriel Mountains and the Antelope Valley.
The Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the inland region, with gusts as high as 55 mph possible in the Banning Pass and along desert slopes as the low pressure system rotates eastward. Drivers of high-profile vehicles were advised to take precautions.
A wind advisory, which is issued when winds of at least 35 mph are expected, will be in effect until 2 p.m. Wednesday in the mountains of Riverside County, the Coachella Valley and the San Gorgonio Pass near Banning, with the NWS saying the winds will be strongest Tuesday night.
Blowing sand and dust will reduce visibility in desert areas, and the winds will create dangerous driving conditions for high-profile vehicles, especially along Interstate 10 through the San Gorgonio Pass, according to the NWS. Broken tree limbs also will create a hazard.MORE NEWS: Section Of MacArthur Park To Close To Begin Repairs, Maintenance Work
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