Ben's Weather Forecast Updated: Monday, Apr 06 @ 09:33pm *** WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING ***
We have experienced a wide range of precip today across Southern California with some area already receiving over 5 inches of rain and over a foot of snow, mainly to our west, but a half a foot of snow has fallen at the top of our local resorts. Low pressure stalled out off the California coast will pump moisture into the area overnight with snow showers continuing. Temperatures finally dropping off as lows cool to the upper 20's with the snow level lowering to around 6,000 feet, several inches of snow is possible overnight. Low pressure will slowly roll into the area Tuesday with snow showers continuing, possibly heavy at times with isolated thunderstorms(thundersnow). Temperatures will remain cool with highs only reaching the mid to upper-30's, southwest winds gusting 10-20mph at times. Snow showers will continue off and on Wednesday into Thursday as the low meanders around the areas. Wrap-around moisture could bring some heavy bursts of snow at times so don't think we're out of the woods yet. The snow level will bottom out around 4,500 feet with upwards of 1-2 feet of snow still possible, a few locations have already surpassed this over in the San Gabs. Low pressure will exit the area Friday with clearing skies and warmer weather returning over the weekend.
While highly discouraged, if you must travel this week, due so with extreme caution and carry along extra food, water, and warm clothing in the event you become stranded and alwayscarry chains. With the stay at home order in place, it's a good idea to stay indoors, hunker down and watch the storm from the safety of your house, enjoy it and be safe!