SoCal Storm Watch
The first of three storms to sweep through Southern California flooded parks and created dangerous driving conditions Thursday morning, but the second round heading to the region on Friday is expected to be even more powerful.
Thursday morning's storm flooded Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach, caused serious flooding at the Vero Lofts building on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, and created cascades of water in the Laurel Canyon area.
In the mountains the storm brought snow, which created great skiing conditions but dangerous road conditions. Chains were required for vehicles heading into the San Bernardino Mountains.
The second of three storms slamming the Southland hit early Friday morning, along with temps in the low 60s and below.
Heavy rain in the morning will likely turn to steady rainfall until the late afternoon hours.
Friday evening and Saturday are expected to be mostly clear, but a third storm is expected to drench SoCal again Sunday and Monday, bringing 2-3 inches of rain and possible flooding in the burn areas.
Friday, Los Angeles and Orange counties should see 1-2 inches of rain, with a high temperature of 61 degrees.
The valleys and Inland Empire will see heavier rainfall, with up to 2 1/2 inches. There will be a high temperature of 57 degrees.
A winter storm warning has been issued for the Los Angeles and Ventura county mountain areas. The warning expires at 6:30 a.m. Saturday.
Beaches will also see rain Friday, with 4-7 feet surf and a high temperature of 60 degrees.
Ocean and bay water advisories have been issued for the possibility of elevated bacteria in the water connected to storm and urban runoff.
Mountains could see about 5-10 inches of snowfall at the 5,000-foot elevation, with a high temperature of only 32 degrees. More snow as well as rain is expected through the weekend.
By the time the series of storms finishes, the mountains could see a total of 2 feet or more of snow at higher elevations.
Anyone traveling to the mountains should make sure they have chains on their vehicles.
Deserts will see rain and wind with a high temperature of 49 degrees.
Drive safe SoCal! - From your friends at SERVPRO of Redondo Beach.