Scattered Showers To Cover LA Bringing Snow To Local Mountains
Don’t put away the umbrellas yet. A cold and wet storm will pass through L.A. County on Monday bringing scattered showers and snow at lower elevations including the Grapevine and parts of the Antelope Valley.
What to expect
Scattered, moderate showers totaling just under an inch of rain. Showers will start to taper off Monday evening and are expected to die down by midnight. Temperatures will remain in the mid 50ss during the day but will drop to the 40s by tonight. You may see some frost Tuesday morning.
Cold Weather Alert
L.A. County Public Health Officer Muntu Davis issued a cold weather alert for the county starting Tuesday until Thursday. Here's a list of areas affected:
- Pomona (East San Gabriel Valley) — Tuesday, Jan. 31 to Wednesday, Feb. 1
- Santa Clarita Valley — Tuesday, Jan. 31 to Thursday, Feb. 2
- Lancaster (Antelope Valley) — Tuesday, Jan. 31 to Saturday, Feb. 4
- Mount Wilson (L.A. County Mountains) — Tuesday, Jan. 31 to Thursday, Feb. 2
"There are places where people can go to stay warm, such as shelters or other public facilities. We also want to remind people not to use stoves, barbeques or ovens to heat their homes due to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning," said Davis in a statement released by the county's department of Public Health.
Here are some tips to stay safe during the cold.
About that snow level
Snowfall levels are expected to drop as low as 2,500 feet in the Antelope Valley, dusting the Palmdale and Lancaster area and up to 14 inches of snow are likely in the San Gabriel mountains.
Meteorologist David Sweet with the National Weather Service says drivers should be careful over the mountain passes.
“If you're driving over the grapevine, I-5, or if you're going across the 14 freeway out to the Antelope Valley, there is the possibility of a little bit of snow affecting driving conditions, so people should slow down, be prepared for uh, slippery roads.”
The California Highway Patrol is escorting drivers through the Grapevine while they monitor the snow conditions.
Caltrans crews have been making rounds all night on I-5 laying out sand and de-icer in #Grapevine area. CHP is escorting traffic. Crews are working to keep #CA highways open for you! #Castaic #Lebec #Gorman @CaltransDist6 @CHP_Newhall @CHPFortTejon pic.twitter.com/dulJdM7qLd— Caltrans District 7 (@CaltransDist7) January 30, 2023
Did I hear rain last night? Yes, yes you did
A large area of showers is creeping up the SoCal coast and making its way into Los Angeles now. Light to moderate rain will be likely with some pockets of locally heavy rain. Watch out for ponding on roads and slow down out there! #CAwx #LArain pic.twitter.com/UHlp29IFuZ— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) January 30, 2023
Starting at 4 a.m. Monday, downtown L.A. received more than a half inch of rain. The Sepulveda Canyon at Mulholland reported just under three quarters of an inch and both Culver City and La Cañada Flintridge saw just under a half inch of rain.
Showers continued into the afternoon.
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