LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Southern California residents should prepare to weather more rainstorms throughout the weekend and into next week, according to KTLA Meteorologist Kaj Goldberg.
The region is expected to experience rainfall through Monday, with coastal and valley areas receiving 0.5 to 2 inches of rain and 2 to 4 inches in foothills and mountains. Southwest-facing slopes are projected to receive even higher amounts of rain.
Showers are anticipated to persist across Ventura, Los Angeles, and Orange counties, as well as the Inland Empire, through Monday night. Lingering showers in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties could last until Wednesday.
Thunderstorm activity is expected to peak on Monday from noon into the evening, potentially bringing hazardous driving conditions, such as limited visibility and road flooding.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until Sunday and may be extended into Monday. Snowfall is predicted at elevations over 6,500 feet, with 6 to 12 inches of snow possible above resort levels.
Additionally, high surf and flood advisories have been issued for coastal areas from Oxnard to Long Beach until Sunday night at 10 p.m.
Officials are also urging the public to prepare for the rainstorms by clearing out debris from rain gutters and waterways, having backup plans for outdoor activities, avoiding flooded roads, and staying informed about the current forecast. Rain totals on Saturday night were recorded across various areas, with Redondo Beach receiving 0.7 inches and Long Beach, Downtown L.A., and Santa Ana all receiving around 0.3 to 0.5 inches.
For the latest storm warnings and rainfall totals, residents are advised to check the National Weather Service’s website.
Overall, Southern California is likely to experience a prolonged period of wet weather, with potential hazards and impacts on travel, outdoor activities, and daily routines. Residents are encouraged to stay informed and take necessary precautions to ensure safety as the rainstorms persist.