High Winds Forecast to Continue Through Monday Afternoon

Winds of between 15 and 30 mph will whip parts of Los Angeles again on Sunday in the wake of a storm that brought little rain but some snow to local mountains.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the L.A. Coast, including Malibu, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills and Hollywood, that's in effect through 4 p.m. Monday.

The strongest winds will be in the Los Angeles County Mountains and in the foothills of the San Gabriel and San Fernando valleys, according to the advisory.

But, there will also be "strong and sudden gusts across portions of the Los Angeles basin that do not normally see strong offshore winds," the advisory said.

About sunrise Sunday, a large rain cell dropped rain in the South Bay. An automated rain gauge at El Segundo noted .16 inches, the largest overnight accumulation in Los Angeles County. Other than a small rainfall noted at Malibu, no measurable rain was recorded at nearly all of the stations north of the Santa Monica (10) or San Bernardino (10) freeways.

The snow level was expected to drop to 3,000 overnight Sunday.

Chains were required in the morning near the summit on Big Pines Highway, the county road linking Antelope Valley cities with Mountain High Ski Area and Wrightwood.

Warmer, drier weather was predicted for later Monday and Tuesday, but a very-cold blast of air was predicted for Thursday and the weekend. The Weather Service said long-term weather predictions were at odds about whether the Thursday front will bring rain, or dry air.

— City News Service contributed to this report.


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