Forecasters are calling for showers to return Wednesday morning ahead of the big blast of moisture slated to arrive on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

Rainfall totals for Wednesday and Thursday could measure from 1.5 inches up to 3 inches, according to the Weather Service. Up to 6 inches of rain could fall in the mountains and foothills.

Temperatures are expected to remain on the warmer side for a winter storm which means snow, although heavy, will remain at the higher elevations through early Friday.

Snow levels could drop to the 5,000 foot mark Friday through Sunday.

Forecasters are warning that this week’s wet weather could cause downed trees, power outages, flooding and a risk of debris flows in and near recent burn areas.

The L.A. County Department of Public Works has issued evacuation warnings that go into effect Wednesday afternoon and run through Friday morning for the following areas:

Although showers should taper off again this weekend, we are expecting more rain to arrive next week.