Rain and snow were expected to continue into Thursday – sometimes in large, cumbersome amounts – before clearing out before the first Tournament of Roses Parade floats rolling down Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena on Saturday.
About six-tenths of an inch of rain per hour could fall in Orange County, and up to half an inch of rain could fall in the Inland Empire during peak hours before showers move late on Thursday, the National Weather Service said. And in the mountains, 2 to 4 feet of snow are expected to accumulate over 6,000 feet and make the journey difficult.
“Increasing snow levels over the duration of the event could result in melting snow at altitudes below 6,000 feet becoming runoff and increasing the flood threat at lower altitudes,” the weather service said.
It can cause waste streams in areas where forest fires killed vegetation. A flood guard was in force for Inland Empire and Orange County until Thursday at. 16.00. People living in flood-prone areas should prepare to evacuate if necessary.
In Orange County, officials said a mandatory evacuation order would be issued for Silverado Canyon, Williams Canyon and Modjeska in the Bond Fire burning area at 6 p.m. 20 Wednesday due to possible waste streams along or near the incinerator.
San Bernardino County officials issued an evacuation warning Wednesday night warning that mud and debris from the rain could affect Oak Glen, Forest Falls, Mountain Home Village, Northeast Yucaipa – east of Bryant Street and north of Date Avenue and Highway 38. from Bryant to Angelus Oaks in effect until Thursday at. 10.00
There is an upside to the rainfall, weather service meteorologist Brandt Maxwell said: Drought-stricken California needs it.
“California may not be happy with the gloomy weather, but it may be happy with widespread rain and widespread snow,” Maxwell said.
Unusually cold conditions also enveloped the region on Wednesday, with Anaheim’s highest temperature of 56 degrees breaking a record, set in 2002, for today’s coldest high temperature. Newport Beach, which only reached a height of 55 degrees, received the same rating for the city, which was set in 2007.
In Los Angeles County, Woodland Hills tied its record low to a high temperature of 49 degrees, from 1987. LAX Airport broke its record and recorded a maximum temperature of 53 degrees, two degrees lower than the previous record of 2012.
A warming trend is expected after Saturday, but high temperatures will still be 5 to 15 degrees below normal. In Pasadena, the low temperature on Friday night is expected to be 38 degrees and the high Saturday is expected to reach 61 degrees.
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