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Brace Yourself For A Cold Front Bringing Rain, Snow And Possible Problems Along The Grapevine

A map of Southern California shows light to dark shades of green indicating rain is likely across entire region
The National Weather Service is forecasting rain across a wide area of Southern California starting Tuesday through Thursday.
(Courtesy National Weather Service)
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Los Angeles County will see some wind and a bit of rain starting Tuesday night. The cold front is expected to last until Friday morning, bringing up to a quarter-inch of rain in some areas — and up to two inches of snow in the mountains.

What can we expect? Possible travel delays through the Grapevine on Wednesday and Thursday. The National Weather Service advises motorists to avoid traveling in the overnight and morning hours because of the possibility of snow as temperatures drop.

Why it's unusual: "It's a little early in the season, perhaps for most people to think about [travel problems]," said Dave Bruno, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. "Sometimes that first storm catches people off guard."

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What's next: Expect winds to pick up Wednesday evening into Thursday.