Expect A Little More Rain Today, Then Sunny Skies The Rest Of This Week (2024)

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  • Rain forecast
  • Forecast
  • Tips for driving in the rain
  • Downed tree, power line or flooded road?
  • Tips on staying warm
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This weekend's wet weather isn't over just yet. The most significant rain will likely come through around 11 a.m. and will likely last until the early afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

But there's good news on the horizon for people looking forward to nicer weather: The weather will be finished by early Monday at the latest, with mostly sunny skies and highs in the upper 70s and 80s to follow starting Tuesday.

Rain forecast

Last night saw some sustained rainfall and even some localized flooding on some roads, before drying out overnight.

The most likely rain event will happen around 11 a.m., when there's a 50 to 70 percent chance of showers in most areas, bringing less than a quarter to half of an inch in most areas potentially.

Meanwhile, in Orange County, which has managed to avoid the worst of the storm, the rain totals will likely be less than a tenth of an inch for the weekend.

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Most of Orange and Riverside Counties will see a tenth of an inch of rain or less this weekend.


Courtesy National Weather Service


The storm will also bring a chance of snow, or potentially mixed snow and rain, to the mountains. Lake Arrowhead, for instance, is facing a 50 percent chance of precipitation today, with a 30 percent chance of snow overnight. The National Weather Service projects there's the potential for as much as an inch of additional snow.

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Following the rain this morning and early afternoon, it'll likely stay dry in most areas of Southern California.

The wind will stay relatively mild today, with gusts of 15 miles per hour expected downtown.

The National Weather Service hasn't issued any flood or thunderstorm advisories, though as always, be on the lookout for localized flash flooding if the rain picks up.

There's also a high surf advisory on the LA County coast today starting at 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. tonight. Meanwhile, the mountains are under a winter weather advisory until 8 p.m.

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  • Flood advisoriesare how the NWS begins to raise the alarm. The goal is to give people enough time to take action.
  • Flood watchesare your indicators to get prepared to move.
  • Aflood warningis issued when a hazardous weather event is imminent or already happening. When one is issued for your area, you need to get to higher ground immediately.
  • A flash flood warning isissued when a flash flood is coming or in progress. Flash floods are sudden and violent floods that can start within minutes.

Read more: Flash Flood Warnings? Watches? Here’s What You Need To Know

Tips for driving in the rain

Advice on driving in the rain:

  • Checkweatherandroad conditionsall along your planned route
  • Slow down
  • Keep a wider-than-usual distance between your vehicle and the one in front
  • Don't drive through standing water — as little as 12 inches of rushing water can carry away most cars, and two feet can carry away SUVs and trucks.
  • Make sure tires are fully inflated
  • Check windshield wiper blades and replace if necessary

Read more:What You Should Do If You End Up Driving In A Flooded Area

Downed tree, power line or flooded road?

Dial 911 if it's an emergency.

However, if you need to report a flooded road or a downed tree, you can call the following non-emergency numbers:

  • L.A. City: Dial 311 for a flooded road or downed tree. Call (800) DIAL-DWP if you see a downed power line.
  • L.A. County: (800) 675-HELP
  • Ventura County: (805) 384-1500
  • Orange County: (714) 955-0200 or visit here.

If you're in L.A. County and need sand bags you can find some at local fire houses.

Tips on staying warm

  • State law requiresresidential units to have heating systems that can keep indoor temperatures at a minimum of 70 degrees. That means every dwelling unit and guest room offered for rent or lease should offer heating equipment, usually central air conditioning (A/C) or a wall heater. —Caitlin Hernández
  • Use heat smartly to save money:Cranking things like the A/C and wall heaters can be expensive. If money is tight, be judicious about how and when you use your utilities. For example, only use heaters at night or only set the thermostat to around 70 degrees.
  • Open and close those vents:If you have central A/C, look at where the vents are around your home. Are any open in places where you don’t stay long? Practice opening and closing those so warm air only goes where you need it (most vents should have a small toggle lever). Humidifiers can also help you warm things up — and it’s useful to add moisture into our dry air.
  • Adjust your wall heaters:If you have a wall heater, you can change the output by adjusting the knob (usually at the bottom). Since wall heaters can only warm the areas where they’re placed, it’s essential to close doors to rooms you won’t be in so hot air doesn’t get wasted.
  • Turn on your ceiling fan (really):If you have a ceiling fan, try turning it on. This sounds counterintuitive, but there’s science behind it. The direction a fan turns can push air in different directions, and since hot air floats up, you’ll want to move that around. Your fan shouldspin clockwiseto create an updraft to circulate. Not all fans will have this option, though.

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