Rain, snow and gusty winds expected across Southern California
A Pacific storm was approaching Southern California and expected to bring rain, snow and gusty winds through early Wednesday, forecasters said.
The storm was expected to hit south-facing mountain slopes with up 2 inches of rain in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, the National Weather Service said.
Other areas in Southern California were expected to receive from 0.25 of an inch to 1 inch of rain, according to the weather service.
Snow levels were expected to drop to about 8,000 feet and gradually lower to 5,000 feet. Above 6,000 feet, 3 to 7 inches of fresh snow was possible, the weather service said.
The wet weather will be preceded by gusty southerly winds and cooler temperatures.
— Robert J. Lopez
Graphic: Overview of the storm expected to hit Southern California. Credit: National Weather Service