According to forecasters, the Southland is expected to experience another round of wet weather and possible thunderstorms this weekend due to a low-pressure storm system off the California coast.
Expect the rainy weather to return to the Los Angeles area as early as Friday evening and continue into Saturday morning, bringing with it up to an inch of precipitation. The break in the storms will be short-lived as the region prepares for more rain.
According to David Sweet, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Oxnard, the most active part of the storm system will be coming soon.
On Friday, the storm system will be heading eastward, bringing with it a warm front that is expected to sweep across the area. This will be followed by a cold front that is expected to arrive on Friday evening and linger through Saturday.
According to Sweet, there is a possibility of thunderstorms that could result in high rates of rainfall and local flash flooding or urban flooding. However, the good news is that the rain is expected to gradually decrease by midday Saturday. But, as per Sweet’s analysis, there is another round of rain expected as a cold front passes through late on Saturday.
According to meteorologists, the storm system is expected to bring in a considerable amount of rainfall ranging from 1 to 3 inches throughout the affected areas. The south-facing mountain slopes, along with the Santa Clarita Valley and Newhall areas, are likely to encounter the heaviest rainfall. It is anticipated that the snow levels will remain above 7,500 feet elevation.
From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, a wind advisory is active for the mountains due to south and southeast winds in the San Gabriel Mountains and along the Interstate 5 corridor. Forecasters are monitoring potentially powerful winds from the north that could reach speeds of 25 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph in the mountains and along the Interstate 5 corridor after the rains. Motorists are advised to be cautious while driving.
Following a brief break on Thursday, the weekend is expected to be wet and gloomy as the second wave of storms hits L.A. County. The first wave of storms earlier this week brought up to 2 inches of rainfall in the region.
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