• More Rain On the Way


    LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The rain that doused the Southland over the past
    week is gone, but more of the wet stuff could arrive Wednesday and again next
    weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

    Troublesome weather has plagued much of the United States, where the NFL matchup
    between the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings was postponed when a 
    storm blizzard dumped more than a foot of snow in Philadelphia. They will play Tuesday, 
    the first time an NFL game will be played on a Tuesday since October of 1946.
    In California, gusty northerly winds in the Southland will blow across the mountains tonight 
    and Monday morning, with local gusts above 50 mph through some passes and canyons.
    A fast-moving Pacific storm system is expected to pass through the
    region on Wednesday, with showers developing from the northwest Tuesday
    evening.
    With the ground already soggy, and some roads still closed because of
    flooding and debris flows, the additional rain could cause more problems,
    especially in the burn areas.
    Preliminary rainfall estimates are a half-inch to an inch along the
    coast and in the valleys, with up to two inches in the mountains.
    Four to 8 inches of snow could fall at the higher elevations.
    Snow levels will “plummet’ Wednesday night and early Thursday, as very
    strong northerly winds will bring some of the coldest temperatures of the
    season to the region, according to the Weather Service.
    Temperatures on Thursday and Friday will be 5 to 15 degrees below
    normal, with some mountain and desert locations dipping to 20 degrees below
    normal.
    In addition, it will be breezy to windy just about everywhere. Winds in
    the mountains could gust to above 60 mph in some areas, including the Grapevine
    on the Golden State (5) Freeway, producing hazardous driving and dangerous wind
    chill conditions.
    Yet another storm is forecast to hit the region next weekend.

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