Rain Dampens Southland Holiday


Light rain and moderate snow fell in Southern California on Monday, and forecasters said there’s more on the way.

The National Weather Service said high-altitude jet-stream winds are continuing to funnel the winter storm track through Southern California, with rain and snow expected Thursday and Friday and again on Sunday.

However, none of these storms is expected to be as strong as the one that dumped up to 7 inches of rain in the foothills and up to 6 feet of snow in the mountains a week ago.


Only 0.20 of an inch of rain had fallen in downtown Los Angeles by 4 p.m. Monday. That raised the total for the season, which runs from July 1 through June 30, to 11.51 inches. The normal season’s total for the date is 9.92 inches.

As much as 7 inches of new snow was reported on top of the 7-foot base at Mt. Baldy, with an additional 3 to 4 inches expected above 6,000 feet overnight.

Forecasters said there could be a few scattered rain and snow showers this morning before skies clear about noon. Wednesday should be dry, but the next storm is expected to roll in Thursday afternoon, with precipitation continuing, off and on, through Friday.

“Saturday looks dry at this time, but this will be brief,” a weather service advisory said. The weather service’s computers show “a pretty strong storm system moving in Sunday,” the advisory said. “It’s still a little early in the game to get too excited about this, but it’s certainly worth watching.”