Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Wet weather continues in Southern California with a chance of snow in the mountains

what to know

  • The wet and snowy conditions continue into Monday.
  • The wet season starts later today.
  • Do not travel to the mountains: Winter storm warnings and advisories are in effect, making travel uncertain.

After a record amount of rain on Sunday, wet weather continued on Monday following storms in Southern California, with icy conditions making travel in the mountains very dangerous.

More rain is expected in Los Angeles County on Monday, and it will be cooler there.

Southern California can expect snow in the mountains and rain everywhere, and the day will start off cool and stay that way, so gear up.

Several drivers faced the consequences of the weather conditions in the San Bernardino Mountains.

The center of the storm was south of San Francisco at around 5:30 a.m., and heavy rain was headed for Ventura County.

Virtually everywhere in the region, it will be a cool and muggy morning, with maximum temperatures around 10 degrees below normal. Afternoon will be dry.

On Sunday, the storm brought 1.21 inches of rain near Hollywood Burbank Airport, breaking the 1996 record of 1.09 inches for the day. Lancaster saw 0.46 inches of rain, breaking the 1993 record.

Avoid traveling to the mountains

There will be better opportunities to travel in mountainous areas on Tuesday. A Winter Storm Warning is currently in effect until 10 PM. There is also a warning at Badger Pass and Antelope Canyon.

Heavy snow and windy conditions are expected above 5,000 feet, with snowfall expected between 4 and 8 inches. This will make driving difficult, so if you can avoid traveling to mountainous areas on Monday, delay your trip and always remember to bring your snow chains.

Rim of the World Unified School District Monday is also called Snow Day in the mountain community of Crestline.

A notice on their website read, “Warning! Due to the pending storm and its effects on the mountainous region, today, December 12th is a snow day, no school.”

tips for drivers

The Automobile Club of Southern California (AAA) offers the following tips for driving in rainy or snowy conditions.

  • Make sure your headlights are on. Keeping your headlights on every time you drive will increase your visibility in all conditions.
  • Slow down and allow enough stopping space, making sure there is at least three times more space than normal between you and the vehicle in front.
  • Brake gently to avoid skidding.
  • Do not use vehicle speed control (cruise control) on wet, snowy or icy roads.
  • Be aware of potentially icy roads, especially along bridges and overpasses, which tend to freeze in front of roads.
  • Be careful on low-traffic roads, which may not be cleaned as often as other roads.

After more than 9 inches of snow fell on Wednesday, another storm will bring a second round to parts of Chicago on Thursday.

Warm up slowly after Monday

After Monday the wet weather will start and the temperature will start rising so it will be sunny till Friday.

By the end of the week it will be about 12 degrees warmer, but it is still December so it will be cooler than normal. Remember to fasten well!

This story first appeared on Telemundo 52’s sister station, NBCLA. Click here to read this story in English.

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