Locally heavy rainfall with heavy snow above 6000 feet will be possible on Tuesday along the coastal areas of Southern California. Heavy snow is likely across the Sierra Nevada.
A strong cold front will move onshore today resulting in widespread rainfall. Forecast amounts of 1-2 inches (especially over the coastal mountains) may result in localized flooding/flash flooding. Mud slides may also be a concern especially in recently burned areas. A few thunderstorms may also be possible in association with this system. Elevations above 6000 feet will experience precipitation in the form of snow. 1-2 feet of snow is possible above 6000 feet this morning through Thursday morning.
Accumulating snow is expected at the higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada. Six inches to a foot of snow is forecast at pass level with as much as two feet on the higher peaks.