Storm Arrives in SoCal; Light to Moderate Showers Expected Through Thursday

A storm arrived in Southern California overnight and is expected to bring light to moderate showers to the region through Thursday.

Unlike last week’s powerful system, this midweek storm is only expected to bring a minimal threat of mudslides and debris flows to the Woolsey Fire burn areas, the National Weather Service stated.

Drivers were still warned to be extra cautious on canyon roads and burn area residents were asked to pay attention to any changes in the forecast.

At one spot along the PCH, Malibu residents gathered to fill and pick up sandbags they would use as barriers for their homes.

Radar images showed bright red and orange colors Wednesday morning, but rainfall rates remained below one-tenth of an inch per hour, according to the Weather Service.

Overall, most coastal and valley areas are expected to receive between 0.75 and 1.25 inches of rain from the current storm. Showers are expected to be off and on as strong easterly winds will keep most of the rain offshore.

A flood advisory had been issued in the area charred by the Woolsey Fire, but it expired without incident at 11 p.m. Wednesday.

Cold air associated with the system may also bring isolated thunderstorms, the weather service stated.

Snowfall should measure between 3 and 6 inches above the 6,500-foot mark.

Sunny skies and temperatures near 70 degrees are expected to return to the Los Angeles area by Friday.

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