Light Rain Might Fall in Southern California on Monday

Los Angeles County faces a risk of minor flooding or mudslides, forecasters said.
Light Rain Might Fall in Southern California on Monday
A man runs to his car during rainfall in Irvine, Calif., on Jan. 30, 2023. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)
City News Service

A Pacific cold front could bring some light showers to Southern California on Monday, with a small risk of minor flooding or mudslides in Los Angeles County, forecasters said Sunday.

The National Weather Service predicted a chance of light rain and mountain snow Monday afternoon, with rain possibly lingering into early Tuesday in the northern part of Los Angeles County.

Cool and mostly dry weather is expected after that until Friday and Saturday, when more substantial rain is in the forecast. That weather event is not expected to be as strong as the heaviest storms that have hit the area so far this winter, with current forecasts calling for .75 to 1.5 inches of rain in the coast and valleys and 1 to 3 inches in the foothills and mountains.

In Los Angeles County, highs will generally be in the 60s throughout the week, with overnight lows in the 40s and 50s.

Rain in San Diego County would possibly linger into Tuesday morning, forecasters said.

Daytime highs around downtown San Diego are expected to be in the low- to mid-60s, dropping into the upper 50s next Saturday, the weather service said. Lows are expected to be in the 50s. The deserts are expected to be partly cloudy, with highs in the mid-70s throughout the week. Moderate winds and partly cloudy conditions are expected in the mountains, with highs in the mid-50s to mid-60s.

The weather service said that anyone planning to travel through Southern California next weekend, especially in the mountains, should prepare to delay travel or take alternate routes as heavy snow could accumulate above 5,000 feet with a risk of at least light accumulation down to around 2,500 feet.

As for marine conditions, scattered showers will be possible across the coastal waters Monday morning through Tuesday afternoon, however, boaters were advised to exercise caution. No hazardous marine conditions are expected through Monday, the weather service said.

Downtown San Diego is expected to be mostly cloudy Monday and Tuesday, with a slight chance of rain and highs in the mid-60s.

Monday’s San Diego surf forecast includes a moderate-risk rip current, with surf height from 2 to 4 feet, with a west swell from 280 degrees.

Joyce Kuo contributed to this report.