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
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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