Extra rain and snow are on faucet for Southern California starting Sunday night time.
Nationwide Climate Service meteorologist Carol Smith mentioned the brand new storm was anticipated to drop solely half an inch of rain within the coastal and mountain areas of Los Angeles County earlier than transferring out by Tuesday, giving strategy to principally clear skies simply in time for New 12 months’s celebrations.
Up the coast, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo may get extra rain, whereas central Los Angeles is anticipated to get solely one-20th of an inch.
With current steering persevering with to shift the upper-level low farther west, confidence is growing that any rainfall throughout our space will likely be gentle. Finest probabilities for rain in coastal OC.
— NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) December 29, 2019
Smith mentioned snow may have an effect on journey main as much as New 12 months’s Day.
Among the many highways that could possibly be affected:
- Freeway 33
- Interstate 5
- Freeway 14
- Freeway 138
- Interstate 8
- Interstate 15
After being closed for a lot of Friday as a consequence of snow, the Grapevine was again open on Saturday. However, Smith mentioned, Sunday night time may carry one other four inches of snow, with 35 mph wind gusts beginning early Monday morning and persevering with into early Tuesday.
“Even in case you get four inches on a significant interstate like that, it’s not good for journey,” she mentioned, including that drivers needs to be ready with chains and heat garments and will examine again for doable climate advisories.