Rain and some snow to hit Southern California this weekend – Press Telegram

A pair of winter storm systems are expected to bring rain and a little snow to some areas of Southern California Friday through Sunday, forecasters said.

National Weather Service meteorologists in Los Angeles said Thursday, December 1, that the storm would bring “widespread showers to the area, with a chance of mountain snow at resort levels.”

The storm is expected to hit Santa Barbara County the hardest, with communities there likely to see 3 to 6 inches of rain over the next three days.

In Ventura and Los Angeles counties, however, rainfall totals are expected to be lower: Both counties could see about an inch of rain, though totals in mountainous areas could be higher.

Further south and east, Orange County and the Inland Empire are expected to see very little rain, just a tenth of an inch to a fifth of an inch, and even lower rainfall totals in the high desert.

“The first wave of a two-pronged system is hitting (San Luis Obispo) County this afternoon and is taking advantage of some warmer subtropical air bringing light to moderate rain,” NWS bureau meteorologists wrote Thursday. in Los Angeles. “This will slide down the coast overnight and bring rain to most areas by Friday morning.”

Snow levels are expected to be light: Mountainous areas at 7,000 feet elevation will receive a light dusting first, with some snow falling at around 6,000 feet. But the main mountain trails likely won’t get much snow, according to the NWS. However, they warned that there will be winter conditions that will make the roads wet and slippery.

“With stronger rainbands, there could be rockfall on mountain roads,” they wrote. “Allow extra driving time due to wet and slippery roads and allow extra time for your trip.”


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