A rainstorm driven by gusty winds is expected to reach Southern California Wednesday, the National Weather Service reports.
Currently hovering some 750 miles west of Los Angeles, the late-season storm is expected to spread rain across the Southland through Wednesday night. There’s also a slight chance of thunderstorms south of Point Conception, which lies in the coastal region of southwestern Santa Barbara.
According to early forecasts, the storm is expected to drop between half an inch and an inch of rain in the region stretching from southern Santa Barbara County to Los Angeles, according to the weather office. South-facing mountain slopes are expected to get more rainfall, although little or no snowfall is likely in reaches below 7,000 feet. The storm is likely to fade late Wednesday, but there’s a chance it will linger through Thursday, says the Weather Service.
Because the precise tracking and timing of the storm is still unclear, the weather service recommends that Southland residents monitor the latest forecasts.