First of Two Storms Might Bring Rain, Snow to Southern California on Tuesday | NBC Southern California

First of Two Storms Might Bring Rain, Snow to Southern California on Tuesday

Umbrellas should be on stand-by as two storm systems sweep south toward Los Angeles

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    Here's a look at today's weather forecast. NBC4 forecaster Elita Loresca has a look at when the rain will arrive this week. (Published Friday, Jan. 30, 2015)

    A dry start to the week will give way to clouds and rain as two storm systems move toward Southern California.

    Weather Page: Radar, Extended Forecast

    The first system is spinning Monday off the Northern California coast, but it might move into the Bay Area Tuesday morning. The system could reach Southern California by Tuesday evening.

    Expect "on-again, off-again rain shower activity," said NBC4 forecaster Elita Loresca.

    Rainfall Estimates:

    • Coast/Valleys: 0.33 to 0.75 inches
    • Foothills/Mountains: 0.75 to 1.50 inches
    • Above 6,000 Feet: Six to 12 inches of snow

    Snow levels might drop to 4,500 to 5,000 feet by Wednesday morning.

    A second storm system is expected to arrive Thursday night. Rain might continue into Friday and Saturday morning.

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