Widespread rain and winds hit Southern California, with mountain snow on the way in Southern and Central California this weekend.
The storm, dubbed a “superstorm” by the National Weather Service, is expected to bring a quarter inch of rain in Southern California and an inch and a half to an inch of rain in the San Gabriel Valley.
At least 10 inches of snow is expected in some of the areas hit by the storm, with Central and Northern California counties in the “red zone” for flooding expected to get up to 10 inches of snow.
A rain watch has been issued for more than 10 counties in Southern California, including Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, San Bernardino, Ventura, Riverside, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, Kern, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Monterey and Inland Empire.
The storm is already moving across Southern California at speeds of up to 25 mph. It’ll arrive in Northern California later in the afternoon.
The National Weather Service says there’s a high risk of life-threatening or deadly flash floods in southern California.
LATEST STORM WARNINGS
Overnight: Flash flooding expected in much of Southern California into Friday morning because of a possible supercell thunderstorm.
Friday: Rain and strong winds are expected for Southern California Friday afternoon and night.
Friday: Strong winds are expected Friday evening and all day Saturday.
The storm is expected to reach the coast late Friday or early Saturday.
Meteorologists predict a mix of rainfall and gusty winds through Friday morning, then clearing skies and showers through Saturday morning.
Rainfall in Southern California could be up to 3 inches.
Rainfall in the San Gabriel Valley is forecast to be 1 to 2 inches.
Rainfall could be up to 2 inches near San Gabriel and 4 inches near San Bernardino.
Rainfall could be up to 8 inches in L.A. and 9 inches in the San Gabriel Valley.
Rainfall could be up to 9 inches in the San Bernardino area.
Rainfall in Riverside and San Bernardino could be