New Year’s Eve Storm Expected To Pound Los Angeles

New Year’s Eve Storm Expected To Pound Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA – Intermittent rain is expected to continue into early 2023, with potentially severe thunderstorms possible on New Year’s Eve.

According to the National Weather Service, “cooler and unsettled weather” that moved south on Thursday will continue into Friday, bringing a chance for some light showers to the area, especially in the Antelope Valley, which could to have more continuous rain.

“A cooler storm system is expected to move over the region between Saturday and Saturday night, bringing strong southwest winds and moderate to heavy rain,” according to the NWS.

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Friday’s forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with a chance of showers. Strong winds and moderate to heavy rain are expected along with cooler temperatures on New Year’s Eve Saturday.

“…New Year’s Eve celebrations planned outdoors should include contingency plans as some (forecasts) push a front across Los Angeles County around midnight, which could include strong winds and moderate rainfall up to in strong,” forecasters said.

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Snow levels could drop Sunday morning, “so snow on mountain passes cannot be completely ruled out,” forecasters said, but most of the snow activity will be at higher elevations, above 7,500 feet per most of the storm.

Rainfall totals from the weekend system are expected to reach 1 to 2 inches along the coast and in the valleys, with 2 to 4 inches possible in the lowlands and mountains, according to the NWS.

Conditions are expected to dry out Sunday, continuing into Tuesday — which is good news for the Pasadena Rose Parade on Monday.

But forecasters said another storm system could arrive between Tuesday and Thursday, bringing more rain to the area.

“While it may seem like there’s been nothing but rain for months, downtown LA is almost at the seasonal norm for rainfall at this point in the water year, which began in October,” according to the NWS. “These upcoming systems should push us above normal, and every little bit will help improve multi-year drought conditions.”

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