Don't wash the car. A pair of winter storms are predicted to hit the Southland the rest of the week, beginning with tonight. The National Weather Service forecasts a 100 percent chance of precipitation Tuesday evening in West Hollywood.
The city will see likely see rain before 11 a.m. Wednesday, with cooler temperatures around 63, dropping to near 48, the weather service reports.
Between a half inch and a full inch of rain is likely in the coastal plains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties from each storm. Snow was likely in the mountains, but snow amounts were not yet fixed in any NWS predictions from the Oxnard forecast office.
The storms were predicted to be stronger to the south of Los Angeles, and about twice as much rain was forecast for Orange and San Diego counties' coastal strip. Snow down to the 5,500-foot elevation was predicted as cold air moves in late Wednesday to the inland mountains near Idyllwild, Palomar Mountain and Alpine.
City News Service contirbuted to this report.