Published : Monday, November 25, 2019 | 4:01 AM
Last year’s Thanksgiving also saw wet weather which was partly blamed for this Nov. 22, 2018 1:53 a.m. big rig crash on the I-210 Freeway near San Gabriel Blvd. overpass which saw a truck slide on wet roads, crash through the Gold Line retaining wall and end up near the tracks. Image by RMG News
Pasadena residents should prepare for a wintry Thanksgiving as Southern California braces for a significant rain and wind storm that is expected to hit the area Tuesday night and continue with showers and possibly thunderstorms through Thanksgiving Day.
The National Weather Service said the storm could have “major travel impacts” including delays and potential road closures, mainly due to low-elevation snow or flooded roadways.
Much of the impact would be further south in Orange and San Diego counties, but Los Angeles County will feel it, too.
“This storm will hit the entire state of California, even Death Valley,” former Jet Propulsion Laboratory climatologist Bill Patzert told the Los Angeles Times Saturday morning.
The storm is expected as the result of a deep upper-level trough of low pressure developing over the West Coast and expected to bring cold and wet conditions from Wednesday through at least Friday, the NWS said. Rain amounts Thursday are expected to be between a quarter inch to as much as 1.5 inch, with the higher amounts in eastern L.A. County.
In Pasadena, Monday should be sunny, with a high near 70 and a calm wind becoming west southwest around 5 mph in the morning. Monday night should be mostly clear, with a low around 50.
Tuesday should be mostly sunny, with a high near 67. a north northeast wind should blow at around 5 mph, becoming south southwest in the morning.
Tuesday night should bring rain, mainly past 4 a.m. into Wednesday. Lows should be around 47. The chance of precipitation is about 80 percent.
Rain is expected before 10 a.m. Wednesday, followed by showers. Highs should be near 57 and the chance of rain is predicted to be 90 percent. Wednesday night should see showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Lows should be around 43.
On Thanksgiving Day, showers are very likely, and possibly thunderstorms as well. Overall, Thursday should be cloudy, with a high near 55. The showers are expected to persist through Thursday night with thunderstorms also possible. Lows should be around 40.
Friday should see a chance of showers as the low-pressure trough lifts out. Friday night should be mostly cloudy, with lows around 38.
Saturday should be partly sunny, still with a slight chance of showers. Highs should be near 60.