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Snow watch for San Francisco, parts of L.A. as cold storm moves in [Update]

February 25, 2011 |  7:24 am


A new storm combined with unusually cold temperatures could drop the snow level to below 1,000 feet, bringing yet another round of this year's strange winter weather in Southern California.

Forecasters said the storm could produce snow in San Francisco for the first time in 35 years.

In Southern California, mountain areas could see up to 2 feet of snow, and foothill areas could receive 6 inches of rain.

The National Weather Service said scattered showers should arrive Friday afternoon, with more intense rain occurring Friday night and Saturday morning. [Updated at 9:10 a.m.: Some light rain was already falling in parts of Long Beach and the Orange County coast on Friday morning.]

Scattered showers and cold temperatures are expected to continue Saturday. Forecasters said lows will drop into the low 40s in the L.A. basin and low 30s in mountain areas. Saturday is when snow levels are expected to drop the most.

Sunday should be partly cloudy for Oscar night.


Expected snow and icy conditions to close county roads in Station Fire burn area

Snow on the Hollywood sign? It's possible with cold storm rolling into L.A.

-- Shelby Grad

Image: A satellite photo shows the approaching storm. Credit: National Weather Service