Clouds, Cool Temperatures, Mild Rain – NBC Los Angeles


A break between storms ends Sunday when a weak system enters Southern California. 

What does that imply for the LA Marathon?

Members and followers lining the 26.2-mile Stadium to the Stars course can count on clouds, cool temperatures and an opportunity of sunshine rain and drizzle all through the day.

“Actually nothing that’s going to build up an excessive amount of, but when we get a rain drop or two don’t be stunned,” mentioned NBC4 forecaster Shanna Mendiola.

The LA Marathon begins at 7 a.m. at Dodger Stadium. The course visits a number of LA neighborhoods because it winds by means of Hollywood and ends in Century Metropolis. 

Sunday’s system units the stage for a a lot stronger storm throughout the week. Mild rain arrives Monday — the official begin of Spring — earlier than heavier rain on Tuesday and Wednesday. Anticipate reasonable to heavy rain Tuesday afternoon that lingers into Wednesday.

Preliminary Rain Totals

  • Coast and Valleys: 1 to three inches
  • Foothills and Mountains: 2 to greater than 3 inches of rain

“This technique goes to be colder and convey a big quantity of rain and mountain snow,” Mendiola mentioned. 

Snow ranges are anticipated to drop to three,000 ft late Tuesday and right down to mountain cross degree Wednesday morning. Two inches of snow are potential on the Grapevine part of the 5 Freeway in northern Los Angeles County.

“I do know it’s been a fairly busy season up to now, however you possibly can guess that is going to assist with our drought situations,” Mendiola mentioned. “We’ve already seen important enchancment.”

A big swath of California’s agricultural Central Valley is not in drought after a sequence of atmospheric river-fueled winter storms that introduced rain and snow over the previous two months.

On the begin of the water 12 months in late September, the Central Valley was one among a number of areas dealing with excessive to distinctive drought, the 2 most extreme drought classes within the weekly U.S. Drought Monitor report.

However the most up-to-date report issued Thursday exhibits a stark distinction.

Thirty-six p.c of the state is in reasonable drought, the least extreme of the weekly report’s 4 drought classes. Initially of the water 12 months in late September, that determine was at 99.76 p.c.

Solely 8 p.c of California is in extreme drought, a big enchancment from 93 p.c at the beginning of the water 12 months.

The latest Drought Monitor report consists of knowledge out there as much as the morning of March 14, so it doesn’t account for precipitation recorded on the rest of Tuesday and Wednesday. Precipitation from that storm will probably be included in subsequent week’s report.

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