Dec 10, 2012 8:41 PM by Dave Hovde
Tuesday's weather still looks quite good in advance of a significant system on the way for California on Wednesday It will include widespread rain and mountain snow showers Wednesday night and Thursday. Showers will diminish locally by Thursday. Snow levels will fall to the lowest levels of the season with this system starting near 5000 feet Wednesday evening then dropping to 3000-3500 feet by Thursday morning. Showers may be mixed with graupel at times on Thursday for the lower valley and coastal areas.
Rainfall totals for this event are expected to average 0.25 to 0.50 inch for the coasts and valleys...up to 1 inch for the mountains... and up to 0.25 inch in the deserts.
Potential impacts include snowfall on roadways traversing mountain passes such as the Grapevine late Wednesday night into Thursday. Gusty winds combined with moderate rain.
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