Rainstorm might obscure L.A.'s view of 'supermoon'
A series of rainstorms this weekend might alter the view of Saturday's "supermoon."
The National Weather Service forecast calls for scattered showers Saturday, followed by a larger storm moving in late Saturday night and Sunday morning. Officials called for a 50% chance of rain on Saturday, so it's possible there will be patches of clear sky at night to view the "supermoon."
Between Saturday night and Sunday night, the NWS said parts of the L.A. basin could see 2 to 4 inches of rain and foothill areas could see up to 8 inches.
Officials warned the Sunday storm could produce flooding, possible mudslides and winds strong enough to down trees and power lines. Snow will fall to below 5,000 feet.
There were reports of showers Saturday morning in parts of Orange County.
-- Shelby Grad
Photo: The moon rises over L.A. City Hall Friday. Saturday's full moon will be the closest since 1993. Credit: Scott Harrison / Los Angeles Times
Image: National Weather Service rain map.