what to know
- Wet and snowy conditions continue today.
- Wet weather ushers in after today.
- Don’t travel to the mountains: A winter storm warning and advisory is in effect, making travel precarious.
After record amounts of rain on Sunday, the wet weather continued Monday as a storm ripped through Southern California, bringing icy conditions that made travel to the mountains very dangerous.
More isolated showers are expected Monday in Los Angeles County, and brr, it’s going to be cold there.
Monday is expected to be the coldest day of the week, said meteorologist Belén De León of NBC4 Today in Los Angeles.
“The chairlifts are working in Big Bear, but we’re changing the name. It’s not Big Bear anymore, it’s ‘big BRRR,'” said Belén De León.
SoCal can expect snow on the mountains and rain everywhere, and the day will start out cold and stay that way, so bundle up.
The center of the storm was just south of San Francisco around 5:30 a.m. PST, and heavy rain was headed for Ventura County.
Virtually everywhere in the region, it will be a cold and soggy morning, with highs about 10 degrees below normal. The afternoon will be drier.
On Sunday, the storm brought 1.21 inches of rain near Hollywood Burbank Airport, breaking a record of 1.09 inches set for the day in 1996. Lancaster saw 0.46 inches of rain, breaking a record from 1993.
Avoid traveling to the mountains
There will be better travel opportunities on Tuesday to the mountainous areas. There is currently a Winter Storm Warning in effect until 10 pm There is also a Warning across Tejon Pass and Antelope Valley.
Heavy snow and windy conditions are expected above 5,000 feet, with snowfall expected to reach 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.
The Rim of the World Unified School District in the mountain community of Crestline also called Monday a snow day.
“ALERT! Due to the pending storm and its impact on the mountainous area, today, December 12, is a snow day, no school,” a notice on their website read.
Slow warm up after Monday
Wet weather will set in after Monday and temperatures will start to rise so there will be sunshine by Friday. It will be about 12 degrees warmer by the end of the week, but it’s still December so it will be colder than usual. Remember to layer up!