Rain and Snow in Southern California This Weekend – Orange County Register

Weather forecasters expect two winter storms and a small amount of snow in parts of Southern California Friday through Sunday.

On Thursday, Dec. 1, meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Los Angeles said the storm “will bring widespread rain to the area and is likely to bring snow to resort-level mountains.”

  • The Giant Wheel stands above the Irvine Spectrum Center as clouds roll in on Thursday, December 1, 2022 in Irvine, California. (Photo credit: Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Dark clouds hang over downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, December 1, 2022. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Thursday, December 1, 2022, as a man walks to the top of Signal Hill, Southern California will experience cloudy weather all weekend, with temperatures around 60 degrees Celsius with possible rain on Sunday. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG)

  • Knott’s Berry Farm visitors ride the Silver Bullet under cloudy skies in Buena Park, CA on Thursday, December 1, 2022. (Photo credit: Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Long Beach forecast for Wednesday, November 30, 2022 calls for a clear skyline, cool temperatures by California standards, and rain. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG)

  • Knott’s Berry Farm visitors ride HangTime under cloudy skies in Buena Park, CA on Thursday, December 1, 2022. (Photo credit: Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Dark clouds hang over downtown Los Angeles from the 6th St Viaduct on Thursday, December 1, 2022. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Thursday, December 1, 2022, as a man sits at the top of Signal Hill, we’ll have cloudy weather all weekend here in Southern California, with temperatures around 60 degrees with possible rain on Sunday. (Photo: Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG)

  • Rainy winter clouds fill the sky as jets take off from Van Nuys Airport on Thursday, December 1, 2022. (Photo by Gene Blevins/Contributing Photographer)

  • Rainy winter clouds fill the sky as jets take off from Van Nuys Airport on Thursday, December 1, 2022. (Photo by Gene Blevins/Contributing Photographer)

  • Rainy winter clouds fill the sky as jets take off from Van Nuys Airport on Thursday, December 1, 2022. (Photo by Gene Blevins/Contributing Photographer)

The storm is expected to hit Santa Barbara County the hardest, where communities could receive 3 to 6 inches of rain over the next three days.

However, less total precipitation is expected in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. Both counties can receive about an inch of rain, although the mountainous areas can see more total rainfall.

Further south and east, Orange County and the Inland Empire will see only 1/10th to 1/5th of an inch of precipitation, and the high deserts will see even less.

“The first wave of the bifurcated system hit[San Luis Obispo]County this afternoon, harnessing warm subtropical air to generate light and moderate rain,” a meteorologist at the NWS Los Angeles office said Thursday. “This will slide down the coast overnight, bringing rain to most areas by Friday morning.”

Little snowfall is expected. Mountainous terrain at 7,000 feet will produce light dust first, with some snow dropping to about 6,000 feet. However, the NWS said it is unlikely that there will be any snow on the main mountain routes. However, they warned that the roads would be slippery and wet in winter conditions.

“If there is a belt of heavy rain, rockfall can occur on mountain passes,” they wrote. “Be sure to allow extra time for driving and extra time for commuting as the roads are wet and slippery.”

https://www.ocregister.com/2022/12/01/rain-and-some-snow-coming-to-southern-california-this-weekend/ Rain and Snow in Southern California This Weekend – Orange County Register

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