In the Los Angeles Area, Snow Up High, and Flooding Down Below
In Northern California, which felt the impact of this storm earlier in the week, residents are facing another dose of wintry weather early next week. Yosemite National Park announced that it would be closed through Wednesday because of rain, wind and snow that were forecast.
In Southern California, scattered showers with possible hail or graupel were expected to continue into the night, with most storms lightening up around Sunday morning. Sunday is expected to remain clear before another storm system moves in on Monday, according to the Weather Service.
In the mountains, the Weather Service forecast moderate snowfall of up to three inches more continuing into Sunday afternoon, keeping many mountain roadways impassable, as well as strong winds that could take down more trees.
Despite all the disruptions and inconveniences, some residents were not fazed.
“I love when all this stuff happens. I love all the rain we have been getting this year,” said John Carter, who was with his wife, Christina, at a Panera Bread in Corona, a town about 50 miles southeast of Los Angeles.
Mr. Carter, 46, a 911 dispatch operator for the Anaheim Police Department, said he loves the change and that he and his wife were looking forward to the spring poppies bloom, which was already happening in the hills along the highway near their home in unincorporated Riverside County.
Ms. Carter, 47, who works in administration with Southern California Edison, said the rain made all the foothills around them green, “and you get to see something different than your everyday dusty brown.”
Eduardo Medina, Mike Ives and Mark Abramson contributed reporting.