Rain showers started early this morning and will continue sporadically through the early afternoon. So far, West Valley locations have received about a quarter inch of rain.
The bulk of the rainfall has moved through but the airmass over Southern California remains very unstable, so there are still shower possibilities through the day. Even a few strokes of lightning have appeared as the front moves through.
Snowfall covered the mountains of Southern California, providing some spectacular views, like this shot from Terry Flanigan in Palm Desert captured.
Snow totals varied from elevation to elevation, but here's a thumbnail sketch of what fell.
Rainfall was also impressive:
That adds to the modest 0.09" of rain we've received since the first of the year, and more rain is likely on the way later this week (as well as some scattered showers through this afternoon).
Winter Storm Warnings cover the mountains, with Wind Advisories and High Wind Warnings surrounding the Valley. We are not included in those but we will still see wind gusts to 30mph this afternoon.
The front is the second of three storms moving through the Southland. The first arrive Saturday, followed by today's storm. And another is slated to hit SoCal late Thursday.
Highs will be well below normal this week, only in the mid-fifties today, and only modestly higher tomorrow and Wednesday.
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