LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Angelenos will need to regroup as the coldest winter storm of the season is expected to hit Southland on Tuesday.
The cold front will arrive on Tuesday and will persist on Wednesday. Forecasters say it will be the coldest storm of the winter season so far, bringing rain and snow.
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Isolated thunderstorms are in play Tuesday evening. Small hail is also possible.
A winter weather advisory is in effect from 6 a.m. Tuesday through noon Wednesday for the mountains and foothills of Los Angeles County, excluding the Santa Monica Range, as well as the mountains of Ventura County.
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Snow levels could go down to 2,000 feet. One to three inches of snow is possible, creating dangerous driving conditions on mountain roads and through mountain passes. The San Gabriel Mountains could receive up to five inches of snow.
A winter storm warning is in place from 4 p.m. Tuesday to noon Wednesday for the mountains of San Bernardino County, including the communities of Wrightwood and Big Bear City, as well as the Santa Ana Mountains and foothills of Orange County. .
Stormy weather is expected to kick in by Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday evening.
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“The storm is going to be the coldest as it rolls in starting tomorrow, lingering through the middle of the week,” CBS2 meteorologist Amber Lee said. “There is a chance, with unstable air associated with this system, because it is so cold, that we could see isolated thunderstorms, and it could also produce small hail.