After a long stretch of warm weather, our winter returns tomorrow. Temperatures plummet 15 to 25 degrees on Tuesday.
Tonight, areas of fog and low visibility will become a concern ahead of our chance for light rain and snow. The main threat for visibility under a mile will near the coast.
A cold front will swing through the county tomorrow bringing light rain and gusty winds. Slight chance for a few showers for the commute tomorrow morning with rain picking up into the late morning then occasional showers will continue into the evening. Rainfall accumulation will mostly be light between .10 to .25" with locally higher amounts.
Snow levels will drop to 4,500 to 5,000' Tuesday night, we may see a few snow showers at the higher elevations but it won't be enough for accumulations.
Wind will be a concern with this storm. A High Wind Warning has been issued for the mountains and deserts from 10pm tonight until 10pm Tuesday. Expect westerly winds of 25 to 35mph with gusts of 45 to 65mph. The coast and inland valleys won't be as windy but gusts of 15 to 30mph will be possible at times.
Sunshine and dry weather returns Wednesday with mild Santa Ana winds through the end of the week. Temperatures will warm back into the 70s into the weekend.
We may get another chance for rain next Monday, President's Day.
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