In Northern California, which felt the brunt of the storm earlier in the week, residents are bracing for another round of cold weather early next week. Yosemite National Park announced it will be closed until Wednesday due to rain, wind and snow in the forecast.
In Southern California, scattered showers with hail or graupel are expected to continue overnight, with most storms accompanied by thunderstorms Sunday morning. Sunday is expected to clear before another storm system moves in on Monday, according to the weather service.
In the mountains, the weather service predicts up to three inches of moderate snowfall will continue through Sunday afternoon, leaving many mountain roads impassable and strong winds that could bring down trees.
Despite all the disruption and discomfort, some residents were not fazed.
“I love when all this happens. I love all the rain this year,” he said John Carter was with his wife Christina at a Panera Bread in Corona, about 50 miles southeast of Los Angeles.
Anaheim Police Department 911 dispatch operator Mr. Carter, 46, said he likes the change and that he and his wife are looking forward to spring poppies, which are already blooming along the highway in the hills near their home. Unincorporated Riverside County.
Carter, 47, who works in management with Southern California Edison, said the rain turned all the foothills around them green, “something different than your everyday dusty brown.”
Edward Medina, Mike Ives and Mark Abramson contributed reporting.