Don’t put away those umbrellas just yet. Rain is back in the forecast for Southern California this weekend, and forecasters are expecting “widespread” rain through Monday.
The coast and valleys can expect 1 to 2 inches of rain, while local mountains and foothills are expected to get up to 6 inches of precipitation, according to the National Weather Service.
Rain rates are predicted at up to 1/2 inches per hour for the coast and valleys on Saturday night and into Sunday afternoon, while the foothills and mountains could get up to 1 inch per hour.
Winds could reach 20 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph in the mountains and interior areas, and there is a potential for flash flooding, especially in recent burn areas.
The city of Los Angeles will see its heaviest rain from 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday morning.
Forecasters predict up to 2 feet of snow above 7,000 feet on Saturday night, with another 3 to 8 inches of snow expected above 5,000 feet Sunday night.
Also on Sunday night, snow levels will fall to around 3,500 feet, with 1 to 3 inches of snow and icy roads expected along the 5 Freeway corridor, including the Grapevine.
That means snow will be possible on the Tejon Pass and the Grapevine Sunday night into Monday morning, the Weather Service warns.
Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties will see light to moderate rain beginning Saturday, the Weather Service said. Heavy rain is also possible early Sunday and into the afternoon hours.