Rain in Long Beach is expected to begin Sunday afternoon, with a 90% chance of rain and thunderstorms possible through Monday.
Rain showers are returning to the local forecast tomorrow, with a slight chance of continuing much of the week
A flood advisory was issued for Los Angeles County as slow-moving storms dropped rain at rates up to a half-inch (1.27 centimeters) an hour.
One of the most powerful storms of the year is expected to hit Long Beach and much of Southern California this week, with heavy rain and possibly thunderstorms predicted for Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
A wind advisory will be in effect today from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m.
As of about 2:30 p.m., the Doppler Radar estimated rainfall rates of between a half-inch and one inch per hour. The advisory is in effect until 4:30 p.m.
Between a quarter-inch and three quarter of an inch of rain is expected along the L.A. County coast and in the county’s valleys.
Monday morning will bring a 70% chance of rain and 10 to 15 mile per hour winds with gusts as high as 25 mph.
A closure of Interstate 5 that began Christmas night continued in the mountains north of Los Angeles on the notorious Grapevine section of the key highway through towering Tejon Pass.