LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California weather has done an about-face, with scattered showers and mountain snow replacing dry, gusty winds and unseasonably warm temperatures.
The National Weather Service says the wet and much cooler conditions will persist from Monday through midweek.
Forecasters say high temperatures will be anywhere from 10 degrees to 25 degrees cooler than Sunday’s highs and highest rainfall totals will range from a quarter inch to a half inch.
In Santa Barbara County, officials are monitoring the system but do not anticipate a need for evacuations in areas at risk for debris flows like the one that hit Montecito last month.
Despite that deluge, Southern California is seeing drought conditions with rainfall totals well below normal.