A cold air storm is projected to hit much of California over New Year’s Day, bringing rain, snow, and a possible frost to large portions of the Golden State.
Northern and central parts of California will see temperatures between 20 and 30 degrees Wednesday night into Thursday, according to Accuweather.com. It will reportedly be cold enough for long enough to bring a frost, or freeze, to parts of Sacramento, the San Joaquin Valley, and parts of the central coast. The cold air will then push south into Los Angeles and San Diego Thursday night into Friday.
Falling snow will also pose travel issues for motorists on I-5 and I-15, predicts Accuweather. Snow will reportedly fall on the northern Sierra Nevada mountains on Tuesday, and the mountains near Los Angeles Tuesday night into Wednesday. Los Angeles could also see cold rain showers Tuesday night into Wednesday, just in time for midweek New Year’s Day celebrations.
According to the Los Angeles Times, those camping in Pasadena in advance of the 2015 Rose Parade could see temperatures drop to below freezing. The National Weather Service is warning those camping out for the event to wear multiple layers of clothing.
The Times also predicts that parts of the Antelope Valley, including Lancaster, Palmdale, and Acton, could see temperatures in the single digits and low teens, as two to four feet of snow is projected to fall in the area over New Year’s Day.