Here’s When to Expect Rain and Plummeting Temperatures This Week in Southern California

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What to Know

  • Rain is expected to being late Tuesday and continue through early Thursday.

  • After a few locations get close to record highs early this week, temperatures will plummet by about 30 degrees.

  • Dry conditions and warmer temperatures are in Friday’s forecast.

The first rainfall of the season is expected this week when two storm systems converge over Southern California. 

There won’t be much rain — less than an inch is expected in Los Angeles County —  but it will be enough to make for a wet morning drive on Wednesday. Rain is expected to being late Tuesday and continue through early Thursday. 

“We have a system to our south and one to our north,” said NBC4 forecaster Shanna Mendiola. “They’re going to come together and bring us that chance across the area.”

About an inch of rain is possible in Orange County and the Inland Empire. Expect less in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

It’s not a lot, but it is Southern California’s first measurable rainfall in about six months.

About 78 percent of California is considered abnormally dry, according to the US Drought Monitor. About 4 percent of the state, mostly in the extreme southeast, is in moderate drought.

One year ago, all of California was considered abnormally dry. About 54 percent of the state was in moderate drought, one of five drought monitor categories ranging from abnormally dry to exceptional.

The weather system also will bring a dramatic drop in temperatures. After a few locations get close to record highs early this week, temperatures will plummet by about 30 degrees in some areas. Highs will be in the 60s for lower elevations, and temperatures in the mountains will be cold enough for the first snow accumulations of the season.

Dry conditions are expected by Friday.



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