LOS ANGELES, CA – Successive storms will bring much-needed rain to Southern California this week, followed by a renewed chance of rain early next week.
The cold storms from the Gulf of Alaska are likely to bring snow to the surrounding mountains as well, according to the National Weather Service. The daily highs in Santa Monica are expected to continue into the upper 50s.
While the rainfall is unlikely to alleviate the drought, it is a welcome change from the driest November in Los Angeles in decades.
The first storm system is expected to bring rain as early as Tuesday morning. The storm is expected to intensify on Thursday, although none of the storms are likely to bring an inch of rain to Los Angeles.
“Not much for us, but it all helps,” tweeted the National Weather Service.
Here’s a closer look at the expected rainfall for this week according to the # CNRFC chart. Not much for us, but it all helps. Snow depth will be over 9,000 ft on Tuesday and will drop to around 5,000 ft by Thursday evening. #CAwx pic.twitter.com/05eCjaaVhL
– NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) December 6, 2021
According to the weather service, the snow will fall below 5,000 feet by Wednesday night to Thursday morning.
The fast-moving storms are expected to give way to sunny skies by Friday, with highs in the mid-1960s. Another storm could bring a small chance of rain and snow again by Monday.