A current winter storm warning Until Saturday it has many Southern California residents feeling the low temperatures, along with rain, wind, and snow.
The rain will continue until Friday at least.
Along with the winds, they were expected snow for the mountains of Los Angeles County, the eastern San Gabriel Mountains and the foothills of the Antelope Valley.
The National Weather Service (NWS) forecast a 12 to the 24-inch accumulation of snow above 6,500 feet and 6 to 12 inches to 5,500 feet. A mix of rain and snow is possible as low as 4,500 feet.
“Traveling could be very difficult or impossible, especially on higher elevation roads, including Highways 2 and 39. No snow impacts on the Grapevine on Interstate 5 are expected,” according to a statement from the NWS. “If you have to travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.”
The Weather Service warned about possible road closures, icy roads, rocks and dirt on the roads and minor problems on Interstate 5.
The NWS said that as the pressure system continues to move slowly through the region.
Isolated flash floods will be possible, as well as “a significant risk of urban flooding”.
A flash flood watch alert will be in effect in Orange County until Friday afternoon.