Rainfall Is Light but More Could Be Coming
Not much rain fell on Sunday, but the drought-stricken Los Angeles area will take it just the same.
A slow-moving storm dropped .17 of an inch at Los Angeles Civic Center and turned Frazier Park, a small town on the northern edge of the Los Padres National Forest, into a winter wonderland with a thin layer of snow, the National Weather Service said.
Forecasters said a low-pressure system about 200 miles southwest of Los Angeles, created by the rainstorm, may bring more showers to the Southland today and Tuesday. Coastal areas may get as much as .40 of an inch and the local mountains could get as much as an inch of precipitation, the forecasters said.
Sunday’s rainfall brought the total to .76 of an inch since July 1, more than three times the amount of rain recorded during the same period last year. But the total for the season was well short of the normal rainfall total for Dec. 8 of 2.92 inches.
The weekend showers triggered a spate of minor traffic accidents in the Los Angeles Basin, but the California Highway Patrol reported no road closures. In Frazier Park, near Interstate 5 at the Kern-Los Angeles-Ventura county lines, the smattering of snow created some dangerous driving conditions, but few problems were reported.
Sunday’s high at the Los Angeles Civic Center was 60 degrees with an overnight low of 51. Relative humidity ranged from 58% to 93%.