Cool temperatures in Southern California could give way to ‘potent storm’ by weekend
The warm weather is expected in Southern California in late spring, including in Los Angeles County. This is in the forecast to come to an end by the weekend.
As climate change continues to shape the region, the area will see a potent storm by Sunday, the National Weather Service said. The storm could create severe weather in the region and is a dangerous combination for both the Los Angeles area and Mexico.
The weather service’s latest forecast is based on the warmest temperatures in over two years, and the first of three storms expected to bring extremely heavy rains to parts of the region. The National Weather Service estimates there are between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. Saturday on the possibility of a potent storm for parts of South Central Los Angeles.
The weather service says parts of Los Angeles, Riverside, Inland and Orange counties will see 2 to 3 inches of rain starting Friday night into the weekend. In addition to the rain in the morning, the temperature on Sunday will only be in the upper 70s to upper 80s, with temperatures in the low-60s and low-70s through the rest of the day. The temperature is projected to drop into the 40s and mid-20s on Monday night.
If it’s not a potent storm, the area could see 2 to 3 inches of rain Saturday night and into the early morning hours Sunday.
In addition, parts of western Riverside, eastern and central Los Angeles, areas just south of the Ventura River and in the northern San Fernando Valley will likely see 2 to 3 inches of rain starting Saturday night into early Sunday, according to the NWS.
The forecast from the weather service and forecast from the National Weather Service indicates that the most severe risk of precipitation will be in the Inland Empire, the northern San Fernando Valley and the Los Angeles Basin.
The temperature in the San Joaquin Valley will reach the low to mid-50s, with the temperature in the lower-40s and 50s throughout the rest of Southern California. The NWS forecasts that the temperature will feel much cooler