Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


Oh Noes, L.A. It's Gonna, Like, RAIN and Stuff This Week!

Rain on Sunset Blvd., February 2012 (Photo by paul.james via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

Excuse us for harshing your mellow on this gorgeous April Monday, but the National Weather Service has some bad news: It's, like, gonna rain and stuff.

To be precise, the NWS says a couple of storm systems are poised to impact SoCal starting Tuesday afternoon on the Central Coast, with the wet stuff falling from the sky making its way progressively southward after that.

This first storm, which seems likely to hit Los Angeles on Wednesday, could bring between .33 and .75 inch of rain in coastal and valley areas and between three-quarters and an inch-and-a-half along south- and southwest-facing mountain slopes, say forecasters. At above 6,000 feet in area mountains, six inches to a foot of snow could accumulate by Wednesday. The storm will also bring gusty winds in the mountains and deserts.

There's a chance that this storm will be followed closely by a second one which might hit Thursday night, and could linger until Saturday, though the NWS is cautioning that "there is considerable uncertainty in the timing and track of this system," so just how much rain will fall and on exactly what day remains to be seen. Pack your umbrella just in case, guys!

Support for LAist comes from

And since weather talk is kinda fun, the NWS also released some April Weather Facts for Downtown Los Angeles. Dazzle your co-workers your next visit to the water cooler, mmkay?