By the weekend, “snow levels will be more critical as they will be flirting with some of our mountain pass levels between 4000-5000 feet,” the NWS said.
With almost half an inch in the span of just a few hours this morning, the rain was already causing problems across the city.
A strong storm system is expected to drench much of Southern California with rain and cover mountaintops with snow beginning late tonight and peaking Tuesday, raising fears of flooding and potential debris flows.
After a bone-dry November, Long Beach and much of Southern California have a chance at rain showers this week thanks to two cold storms from the north.
Long Beach is expected to hit a high of 89 degrees today. On Thursday, the temperature reached 90 in the afternoon.
Tuesday’s storm couldn’t wash away the long-term problem of a drought that scientists say is part of a warming and drying trend driven by climate change.
More than 2 inches of rain fell in parts of Los Angeles County Monday, with Long Beach receiving less than a quarter-inch as the storm moved east.
The sites, which are outdoors, will close at 1 p.m.
With a cooler weekend in Long Beach, rain is expected Sunday night and Monday.
Precipitation will then spread into Southern California on Monday, with 80% chance of rain in Long Beach, according to the National Weather Service.