Pacific Storm to Bring Steady Rain

Expect dense fog across mountain roadways, the National Weather Service warns.

A cold Pacific storm out of the Gulf of Alaska brought slight amounts of rain to Los Angeles County Wednesday, with steady rain expected early Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

Rainfall totals resulting from the storm are expected to be between a half-inch to an inch in foothill and mountain areas, and between 1 and 2 inches in the San Gabriel Mountains and adjacent foothills, according to the National Weather Service.

The storm dropped .07 of an inch in Sandberg and Warm Springs, .04 of an inch of rain in La Verne, .01 of an inch in Pasadena, Pomona, Whittier and Whitaker Peak and trace amounts in Burbank, Lancaster and Long Beach Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

The storm will cause the snow level to fall to its lowest point so far this season, around to 3,500 to 4,000 feet by Thursday morning.

The National Weather Service forecast moderate snow accumulations above 5,000 feet and snowfall down to 3,500 feet. Snow accumulations are expected to range between 3 and 6 inches for elevations about 5,000 feet.

The storm's potential impacts include snowfall and dense fog across mountain roadways into Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

Winds of between 15 and 25 miles per hour in mountain areas with local gusts to 35 mph are forecast. A winter weather advisory warning of difficult travel conditions, caused in part by blowing snow and a resulting loss in visibility, will be in effect in the San Gabriel Mountains through 4 p.m. Thursday.

The storm limited highs to 43 at Sandberg and Mount Wilson, 54 in Saugus, 57 in Lancaster, Palmdale, Northridge and Van Nuys, 58 in Acton and Burbank, 59 in Chatsworth and Woodland Hills, 60 in Pomona, at Santa Monica Airport, San Gabriel, 61 at UCLA, 62 in downtown Los Angeles, Hawthorne, Los Angeles International Airport, Redondo Beach, the Santa Monica Pier and Torrance and 63 at Long Beach Airport.

Thursday's forecast highs include 41 at Mount Wilson, 53 in Lancaster and Palmdale, 58 in Burbank and Saugus, 59 in Pasadena and San Gabriel, 60 in Woodland Hills, 62 in downtown Los Angeles and Long Beach and 63 at Los Angeles International Airport.


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