What to Know
- Widespread showers are in the forecast for early this week
- Conditions will dry out Wednesday as temperatures remain cool
- The weekend might being more wet weather
Showers turned into steady rain early Monday, with another half-inch to an inch-and-a-half inches expected in the Los Angeles area.
Rain is in the forecast throughout Monday and into Tuesday. The morning showers were in advance of a new band of rain from a storm that could bring up to 2 1/2 inches of rain in the San Gabriel Mountains and foothills.
A flash flood warning was issued Monday morning for the Woolsey and Hill fire burn areas in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. The warning expired at midday.
"We have another couple days of rain and snow in our mountains," said NBC4 forecaster Shanna Mendiola. "You're going to need an umbrella again and rain boots."
Cooler temperatures accompanied the precipitation, leading to possible snowfall in the Grapevine area late Monday into early Tuesday. Mountains could see 8 to 16 inches of snowfall above 6,500 feet before the system moves out.
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"We start to dry out, but it's going to be very cool," Mendiola said.
The showers should move out late Tuesday into Wednesday, with the next chance of rain Friday evening into Saturday.
Temperatures along the coast could range from highs in the mid-50s to 60 Monday and lows in the mid-40s to low 50s down to highs Tuesday in the low to mid-50s. Similar highs are forecast for inland and valleys but lows could drop to the mid-to-upper 30s.
Along the coast, a high surf advisory remained in effect in Los Angeles and Orange counties until 11 a.m.
In the Woolsey Fire area in Malibu, Mulholland Highway was closed Sunday between Encinal Canyon Road and Westlake Boulevard because of debris flow, Caltrans said. Pacific Coast Highway was closed from the Ventura County Line to Kanan Dume Road, also due to debris flow.
Avenue T in the Littlerock area of the Antelope Valley was closed from Longview Road to 165th Street East due to mud flow and flooding.
Rainfall totals for the year beginning Oct. 1, 2018, are above average and well above the previous year. Downtown Los Angeles has seen 12.40 inches so far, with the average 7.5 inches and only 1.89 inches the previous year by this date, he said.
The Sierra snow pack, a major source of water for Californians, is 115-120 percent of normal.