Here comes the cold: Rain expected in LA, snow possible in the Antelope Valley
Get ready for a cold start to the new year.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory beginning late Tuesday through Wednesday, as a winter storm system brings rain and possible snow to some areas of L.A.
Temperatures will dip to the low 30s and peak in the 50s, meteorologist David Sweet told KPCC, and snowfall could leave a dusting in areas as low as 2,000 feet above sea-level.
"That means the Antelope Valley has a pretty significant chance of getting some snow — maybe a few inches," Sweet said.
The L.A. basin is expected to receive some light rain during that time, and mountain routes — particularly along the Cajon Pass in San Bernardino County, the I-5 near the Grapevine area, and the mountain pass over the 14 Freeway near Santa Clarita — could receive several inches of snow. Sweet advises motorists check road conditions to make sure those roadways are still open before heading out.
Conditions should be drier heading into New Years' Day Thursday, Sweet said, but the cold will remain.
"If anyone's planning on staying outdoors to get a good location at the Rose Parade, they better dress in lot and lots of layers," he said. "Because it's going to be a very cold night."