Southern California is bracing for a powerful winter storm, with the National Weather Service issuing a rare blizzard warning on Thursday.
The storm is expected to bring snow, wind, and rain to the region, prompting local authorities to issue a warning and urge residents to take the necessary precautions.
The NWS San Diego office issued the first-ever blizzard warning for Southern California, predicting that the storm will bring “heavy snow, strong winds, and blowing snow” to the area.
The storm is expected to bring up to 8 inches of snow in some areas, and up to 12 inches in the mountains. The snow is expected to start falling late Thursday night and continue into Friday morning.
The storm is also expected to bring strong winds, with gusts of up to 60 mph in some areas. The winds could cause power outages and make driving conditions difficult.
The storm is also expected to bring heavy rain, with up to 2 inches of rain expected in some areas. The rain could lead to flooding in some areas.
Residents in the region are being urged to stay off the roads and stay inside during the storm. Those who must travel are being advised to be prepared and to take extra precautions.
The storm is expected to last through Friday, and it could potentially cause major disruptions in the area.