SoCal storms: How long will the rain last and when will it finally clear up?
A new storm moved through southern California on Wednesday, the latest in a series of storms in a wet and snowy 2023.
Coasts and valleys from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles could see up to an inch of rain, while foothills and mountainous areas could see up to 3 inches.
Rainfall rates of up to a quarter inch per hour are expected, with isolated instances of half an inch per hour. Thunderstorms are possible.
The storm will also deliver snow, including up to 8 inches at elevations above 5,000 feet. Mountains in Santa Barbara and Ventura County could reach 14 inches, with 18 inches possible in mountains in LA County.
Snow levels could drop to 3,000 to 4,000 feet later Wednesday.
Here’s what to expect:
Wednesday: The main band of storms will leave LA County early Wednesday afternoon, leaving a noticeable break in the rain before showers return later in the evening with a risk of thunderstorms in the area. There is a risk of waterspouts or small tornadoes.
A winter storm warning is in effect until 2 p.m. Thursday for the eastern San Gabriel Mountains, including areas of Mount Wilson, Mount Baldy, Wrightwood and the Angeles Crest Freeway. Heavy snowfall is expected with winds blowing up to 45 mph.
A winter weather advisory is in effect until 2 p.m. Thursday in the western San Gabriel Mountains and the Highway 14 corridor, including Acton, Warm Springs and Mill Creek, where up to 12 inches of snow is possible on higher peaks.
THURSDAY: Probable showers with possibility of thunderstorms. Most of the area should be dry by Thursday afternoon.
Friday: Dry and sunny.
Next week: Forecasters say another storm is possible.
Los Angeles Times