An winter storm approaching the Southland is a little stronger than originally forecast, and will get here a little bit sooner than first expected: just in time for the Monday morning commute, a forecaster said today.
Rain will arrive "a little after midnight Monday morning" in the Los Angeles basin, and linger into Tuesday, National Weather Service specialist Stuart Seto said.
"That's a little bit earlier than we had thought, and it will be a little bit stronger" than originally thought.
About a half inch of rain can be expected in most areas, with twice that amount possible on south-facing slopes where the clouds will lose extra moisture as they are pushed inland, Seto said.
"Maybe there will be some snow, up to three inches, above 6,000 feet," Seto said. "So that's Wrightwood, but not the Grapevine."
Between snow, sleet and rain, precipitation totals in the higher mountains may total up to one inch, he said.
"This will be a cold one, so bring your jacket on Monday," he said.
Temperatures should start warming Tuesday, and rebound to warm levels by Friday, he said.
— City News Service