Get ready for a cold and rainy Thanksgiving

Forecasters are anticipating a cold winter storm to blow into the region on Tuesday night and stick around until Friday, leaving Southern Californians with a cold and wet Thanksgiving week.

The week will start with a sunny Monday and a high near 65 degrees with winds that could gust up to 20 mph in Long Beach, according to the National Weather Service. Tuesday will stay relatively the same until early Wednesday when rain is expected to hit after 4 a.m. with a 90% chance of precipitation.

Long Beach will get a breeze and showers after 10 a.m. with a high of 58 degrees on Wednesday. Showers and a possible thunderstorm will continue overnight and all day Thursday with a high near 56 degrees.

The sun is expected to start peeking through Friday with partly sunny skies, but a chance of showers and a high near 57 degrees.

If you’re planning to travel outside Long Beach, the rest of Los Angeles County is expected to also get a dousing with estimates of one to three inches of rain. Flash floods and debris flow from recent burn areas are possible.

Expect wintry driving conditions through the mountains. Snow levels will lower to between 2,500 and 4,000 feet of elevation starting Wednesday afternoon to Thursday and possibly go as low as 2,000 feet by Friday.

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Valerie Osier is a breaking news and crime reporter for the Long Beach Post. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from Cal State University, Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband, Steven, and her cat/child, Jones.
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