LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The next storm system to move into Southern California is expected to bring heavy rain and more snow to the mountains.
The storm was situated in Northern California Sunday night, and was expected to move into the Southland overnight, reported Meteorologist Amber Lee.READ MORE: Racehorse Dies At Santa Anita Park, 20th Such Incident This Year
The system was expected to be much colder than the first storm.
Several watches and warnings were in place, including a coastal flood advisory through 7 a.m. Tuesday; a winter storm warning through 4 a.m. Tuesday; and a high surf advisory and warning through noon Monday.
The storm is anticipated to bring between a quarter of an inch to 1.50 inches of rain to the coast and valleys and up to two inches to the mountains and foothills.
Snow levels are expected to drop to about 6,000 feet Sunday night, and about 4,500 feet by Monday, Lee said.
Between four to eight inches of new snow was possible above 5,000 feet.READ MORE: Flyers Containing Hate Speech Related To Jewish People Distributed To Beverly Hills Homes
The storm is expected to stick around through the morning commute. Lingering showers are possible throughout the day.
On Sunday night in Van Nuys, police were warning transients living in rough terrain near the Los Angeles River to move to higher ground due to the rain. The area is known to get several feet of water, but it’s where many call home.
“People have drowned out here in the past so we’re trying to get them out before anything bad happens,” said one police officer.
Earlier in the day in Encino, several people along the LA River needed to be rescued. Saturday night and early Sunday morning, the rain caused crashes and also flooding.
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