INTERAGENCY FIRE WEATHER CENTER PREDICTIVE SERVICES UNIT

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2017

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GEOGRAPHICAL AREA COORDINATION CENTER

RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA

Scattered showers will move over the region today as one storm moves off to the east and another storm approaches the coast. This next storm will bring periods of heavy rain Friday. Isolated showers will occur Saturday before the last in this series of storms affects the area Sunday and Monday with periods of heavy rain. The back side of this last storm will bring scattered showers to most of the region Tuesday. An additional 5 to 10 inches of rainfall will occur across the foothills and mountains and 2 to 5 additional inches of rainfall will occur across the coast and valleys. The snow level will remain mainly between 4,000 and 5,000 feet through early next week. South to west winds of 20 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph will surface across the wind prone mountain and desert areas through Monday night. Temperatures will be around 10 degrees below normal through early next week, with mid 30s to mid 40s across the mountains and upper 40s and 50s in the valleys. A ridge of high pressure will build into California from the Pacific Ocean bringing a warming and drying trend starting Wednesday. There will also be periods of strong and gusty offshore winds across the mountains and below the canyons and passes of Southern California starting Wednesday morning.

 

There will be little or no fire activity across the region through the forecast period.

 

For addition fuels and weather information, including the Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index, please visit:

 

http://gacc.nifc.gov/oscc/predictive/weather/index.htm