Storms over the weekend may dump two inches of precipitation on Southern California

According to a report by Patch, Southern California is expected to experience significant rainfall over the upcoming weekend. The National Weather Service forecasts that several storm systems will move into the region, potentially bringing heavy rain at times.

The first system is anticipated to arrive on Wednesday, with breezy winds and seasonably average temperatures likely across Southern California. Light rain is possible on Wednesday in the eastern Los Angeles County foothills, but the Inland Empire, Orange County, and San Diego are expected to remain dry, with gusts of up to 50 mph in the mountains.

The weather is predicted to shift dramatically on Friday, with periods of potentially heavy rain likely through Monday morning due to two or three storm systems impacting the region. There’s a 40 to 70 percent chance of rain in Los Angeles County on Saturday afternoon, with expected accumulation of a half-inch or less that day.

Over the entire weekend, Los Angeles County could see a total rainfall accumulation of 1 to 2 inches. Minor flooding of small streams and urban areas is possible, with more significant flooding a potential in the worst-case scenario.

In San Diego, the Inland Empire, and Orange County, intermittent precipitation is forecast from Saturday through Monday morning. Rainfall amounts over an inch are possible along the coast and in the valleys, with several inches expected in the mountains. The snow level is anticipated to be above 7,000 feet for much of the storm.

The National Weather Service notes that it’s still early for the most accurate predictions of rainfall totals and will update their forecast as the weekend approaches. Rainfall is expected to end for most areas by early Tuesday, with a possibility of active weather returning in the middle of the next week​​.

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