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Severe Weather Expected To Hit SCV This Weekend

Rain, cold and snow expected Saturday through Wednesday, with snow levels as low as 2,000 feet.

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The National Weather Service is warning that rain and snow is expected to hit the Santa Clarita Valley starting this weekend, with snow predicted at 5,500 feet Saturday and dropping to as low as 2,000 feet on Tuesday.


A broad upper level trough of low pressure will drop southward from the

Pacific Northwest and into Central and Southern California by late Saturday.

The system will stay in place through Monday, deepening as it drops further southward before it leaves the region by late Wednesday.

Showers are expected Saturday through Wednesday. Snow is anticipated on Saturday in the 5,500-6,500 foot levels, then falling to 3,500-4,500 foot levels on Sunday, with Tuesday’s snowfall expected as low as 2,000 feet.

Snow accumulation in the foothills is expected to be minimal, but mountains experiencing several inches of new snow, making for wintry driving conditions.

Interstate 5 from the Grapevine to Santa Clarita will be impacted by the snowfall and the same could occur on Highway 14 between Agua Dulce and Acton through the

Soledad Mountain summit.

Gusty wines can be expected from Saturday through Wednesday, especially in the mountains. Local rainfall amounts could total more than an inch; intensities in heavier showers could approach thresholds for flash flooding and debris flows in and around recent burns areas, especially Sunday night and Monday.

Temperatures from Sunday through Thursday are expected to be as much as 15 to 20 degrees below normal due to cloud cover and precipitation.

Stay tuned to KHTS AM1220 and for the latest in weather conditions and road closures.