Chilly Entrance To Transfer Into SoCal, Bringing 1st Vital Storm Of The Season – CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A cold front is expected to hit Southern California late Sunday, bringing the region’s first major storm of the season.

Forecasters say that a thunderstorm potential and short periods of heavy rain and small hail will develop by Monday morning.

The rain is expected to continue through Monday evening, with preliminary rainfall levels for the coast and valleys varying between 0.50 and 1 inch while the foothills and mountains can see up to 2 inches.

Snow depths range between 4,000 and 5,000 feet. Significant snowfall of 6 to 12 inches is expected for areas above 5,000 feet and a few inches of snow is expected for areas between 4,000 and 5,000 feet.

As a result, the mountains of counties San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Ventura, and Riverside are on a winter storm warning. Most of the coastal areas from Los Angeles to San Diego have a high surf recommendation by Wednesday.

Drier conditions are expected by Tuesday and temperatures will return to the 1960s.

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