The National Weather Service (NWS) is warning of thunderstorms and high winds for much of the Los Angeles County area this week, with the first wave of a storm from the gulf of Alaska expected to arrive today.
Between a half-inch and an inch of rain are expected to fall Tuesday, with. most areas along the Pacific Coast Highway between the 405 and 110 Freeways to experience rain until 5:00PM.
Additionally, high winds are expected in much of the Southland areas.
Rain is expected to resume Wednesday, with widespread thunderstorms.
Officials warn that this week’s weather could cause minor mud and debris flow down slopes cleared during wildfires.
NWS also issued a coastal hazard warning for the L.A coast, including Downtown L.A, Catalina and Santa Barbara Islands for late Wednesday to Thursday morning.
The advisory warns of elevated and strong surf of three to six feet which are expected to cause dangerous rip currents and sneaker waves. NWS warns that there is an increased risk in drowning, as rip currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea and sneaker waves can suddenly wash people off of beaches.
People are advised to use caution when on the beach or going in the water.