Cold Front to Bring More Rain to Southern California

Snow level may dip to 3,500 to 4,000 feet by Tuesday

By Melissa Pamer
|  Monday, Dec 17, 2012  |  Updated 2:42 PM PDT
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Cold Front to Bring More Rain, Gusty Winds

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Southern California Rainy Season. Downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood are visible during a short break in the rain.

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After nearly a week of on-and-off rain in Southern California, another cold front will come into the region Monday, bringing high winds and light precipitation through Tuesday evening.

The front will move in the Central Coast Monday afternoon and begin brining rain to Ventura and Los Angeles counties overnight, according to the National Weather Service.

The service issued a hazardous weather outlook was issued for southwestern California. The heaviest rain in this storm should come Monday night through Tuesday morning, with higher winds Tuesday afternoon and evening and into Wednesday morning.

Gusty winds will begin Tuesday afternoon and last through early Wednesday, with the strongest winds through the Golden State (5) Freewauy corridor near the Grapevine. Gusts there could reach 65 mph, the weather service said.

In Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, dense fog is likely overnight Monday into Tuesday.

"Dense fog may make travel difficult through and around mountain resort communities late tonight," the weather service in San Diego said.

The chance of rain will diminish Tuesday afternoon, but strong winds with gusts up to 50 mph are expected, particularly in mountain areas and the Antelope Valley, forecasters said.

The snow level may drop from 6,000 down to the 3,500-4,000-foot level Tuesda. Accumulation is expected to be light -- no more than 2 inches, forecasters said.
 

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