Massive storm to lash Southern California with three days of rain and snow
A massive storm to lash Southern California over the weekend will bring three days of rain and snow to the region, with strong winds and possibly damaging winds at times.
The storm system, named “Noba”, will form over the Pacific Ocean and move east, bringing light rain to the mountains as well as a chance of light snow Wednesday.
The storm will spread heavy rain over the coast, with the bulk of the rain expected to fall Wednesday and Thursday. The heaviest rainfall is expected from 9 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday in the Santa Monica Mountains, with a maximum of 5.5 inches reported here Friday.
The rain is expected to quickly move to the coast, with the highest amounts of 1 to 2 inches falling near the Ventura and Los Angeles county lines. The heaviest snowfall is expected from 9 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, with 1 to 3 inches of snow and 0.5 to 1.5 inches of sleet, with the heaviest near the mountains.
At the height of the storm, the Los Angeles International Airport, as well as Los Angeles International, will be closed Wednesday-Thursday and Friday due to bad weather conditions.
Winds will be strong Wednesday and Thursday, with up to 40 mph gusts expected Wednesday, and higher gusts along Santa Monica and the Ventura county lines Thursday.
Rain will likely cause some street flooding Wednesday, but no immediate street flooding is expected.
Temperatures will be in the low to mid 40s Tuesday-Thursday, with mid 40s Thursday night-Friday.
A high of 75 degrees on Thursday could give way to a high of 73 on Friday, with some rain expected by Friday night.
The storm will take aim at the area late Wednesday-Thursday. From Thursday afternoon through Saturday, heavy rain and snow will cover the area, with the brunt of the storm arriving later Friday night, bringing rain by Saturday night and snow by Sunday morning.
The storm will bring rain to the mountains, where an inch of rain is expected at 8 p.m. Wednesday, with 3-5 inches possible before 8 p.m. Thursday.
The Santa Monica Mountains and Santa Susana Mountains will get 2-3 inches of rain, with 1.25-1.75