A moist weather system off the Pacific will continue to bring showers to the Southland Saturday, though mostly on the light side, according to the National Weather Service.
It will be partly to mostly cloudy Sunday and Monday with a slight chance of showers. A strong storm system will bring more rain, heavy at times, to the region Tuesday into early
Wednesday, forecasters said.
Generally dry and cool weather is expected for the remainder of the week.
Saturday’s forecast calls for light showers to continue though at least 5 p.m. with highs in the 60s and evening lows in the 50s. New precipitation is expected to be between a tenth and quarter of an inch, the NWS said.
On Friday, rain dampened the Southland as yet another powerful storm moved into California, but the Los Angeles area was largely spared the brunt of the precipitation, which forecasters said largely concentrated in the northern part of the state.
San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties were experienced the bulk of rain Friday while Los Angeles County saw slightly harder rainfall Friday afternoon.
“Totals will be much less, with amounts of 0.75 to 1.5 inches, locally higher in the San Gabriels and adjacent foothills,” the NWS said.
Snow levels will remain very high, however, “there will be an issue of rain on snow that will contribute to increased runoff, leading to additional flooding issues, as well as a potential for wet avalanches,” forecasters said.
With the parade of recent storm activity, President Joe Biden Friday approved an emergency declaration for much of California, including Los Angeles County.
The president “ordered federal assistance to supplement state, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from severe winter storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides beginning on March 9, 2023, and continuing,” the White House said.