July 19, 2019
Forecasters hedge on occasional drenching rain
SOUTHLAND - Forecasters have invoked the term ‘drastic’ to describe impending weather changes during the coming week. They range from cool and wet to warm and dry.

Monday’s storm and accompanying cold front are still on deck. Rainfall could exceed 1-inch. A Flash Flood Watch for the mountains, foothills and valleys goes up Monday afternoon. Mud slides and debris flows are possible. All higher elevations of the mountains are under a Winter Storm Warning with chances of heavy snow above 5,000 feet with wind, fog and severe winter weather conditions.

The atmospheric river developing in the Eastern Pacific is showing a tendency to unload its heaviest rain on Central and Northern California around Wednesday and Thursday with less of an impact on the Southland.

Another drastic change is likely to round out the week as a fair weather high pressure ridge builds into Southern California. It’ll give the region a chance to dry out and warm up.

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