Lingering showers have come to a halt Saturday afternoon but another storm will bring more rain to the region as soon as Saturday evening into Sunday. Rain will likely pick up after 10 p.m. Saturday.
A very cold low-pressure system that is centered over the Oregon coast will move towards California, bringing cold air and very low snow levels. There may be some areas of frost this weekend before 10 a.m.
Sunday, the front could fizzle out past Santa Barbara but current projections estimate between 0.10 and 0.30 inches of rain over coastal and valley areas. Sunday morning, southwesterly winds will reach 25 to 40 mph.
Rainfall amounts with next storm system expected to range between 0.20-0.33" for coast/valleys late tonight-Sunday with potential for 0.33-0.75" for foothills/mountains. #LArain #LAWeather #cawx #Socal pic.twitter.com/CzSkoeGZV5
— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) February 9, 2019
Southern Santa Barbara County may need a wind advisory on Sunday night. Gusty winds are expected to be 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph at times.
A winter weather advisory has been issued for the Santa Barbara County mountains from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Snow levels should be around 4,000 feet, lowering to below 3,000 feet by Sunday night. Most mountain roads will be impacted with one to two inches of snow, causing travel delays or closures by Sunday night. The Cuyama and Antelope Valleys may see a small dusting in the foothills.
Here are potential snow accumulations expected late tonight through Sunday night. Winter Weather advisories in effect for the mountains. If travelling to the mountains, check the latest road reports and bring chains. #LAWeather #LArain #cawx #Socal pic.twitter.com/WxZ4vVNz7X
— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) February 10, 2019
Cold temperatures are expected Monday and Tuesday morning with near-freezing conditions. There may be a need for frost advisories or freeze warnings.