February 27, 2024 at 1:11 pm

Preliminary Forecast: Inside Slider Storm System to Sweep Across Southern California This Weekend


A storm system that will brush Southern California from the north will move in Friday night through Saturday, mainly affecting the metros.

This system sweeping out of the Pacific Ocean will start west of Los Angeles and Ventura on Friday night, moving across the metros of Los Angeles, Orange, Inland Empire, and San Diego’s forecast area and adjacent mountain and desert zones on Saturday.

Projections are a bit all over the place right now on the exact track of the system, but based on the current satellite images along with the Southern California Weather Force rainfall prediction model, it looks like it will deliver the most precipitation on the southern slopes of the Los Angeles and San Bernardino Mountains on Saturday, given the onshore flow (southwest to northwest) component where over an inch of rain is to be expected.

The snow-level will be around 6,000 FT west of Los Angeles, and 4,000 FT north of it in the Kern County Mountains, but the moisture depth profiles will be looked into.  Tehachapi could end up with near 2″ of snowfall at airport level while Big Bear Lake would be a dusting.  Or it could be more on both ends, so the moisture depth will be monitored up till the final forecast update.

Stay tuned to Southern California Weather Force for more updates on this and other future events.

– Raiden Storm –

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