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Storm Update: “Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You,” Pasadena Fire Dept. Posts on Social Media

Published on Sunday, February 4, 2024 | 6:28 am
 

“Batten down the hatches!!!! #SoCal will not only get some heavy rain, but some very strong southeast winds through Tuesday,” the Pasadena Fire Department said Saturday on X, formerly known as Twitter.

A powerful storm is set to hit Southern California, bringing with it heavy rain and strong winds, according to the National Weather Service’s latest update early Sunday. 

Pasadena is expected to be raked by wind gusts up to 40 mph Sunday and less intense gusts on Monday. Combined with heavy rainfall, some officials are concerned about branches falling and entire trees collapsing.

Power outages may also occur as tree limbs could be blown down. The department has issued precautionary and preparedness actions in light of these conditions. 

Residents are being advised to avoid being outside near large trees and power lines, if possible, and to remain indoors and away from windows. Additionally, residents are advised not to park cars under trees. 

The storm, expected to last through Tuesday morning, will also bring showers throughout the week. 

Here is the latest from the National Weather Service, as of 3:13 a.m.:

“A powerful atmospheric river will arrive today. This storm will bring very heavy rain and potentially life-threatening flash flooding, and high elevation mountain snow to much of the region through Tuesday morning. This storm will be followed by showers and lowering snow levels through the week.”

Sunday: Rain, mainly after 11 a.m. High near 58. Breezy, with an east wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Sunday Night: Rain, with thunderstorms also possible after 11 p.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 48. Windy, with an east southeast wind 25 to 30 mph decreasing to 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 3 and 4 inches possible.

Monday: Rain. High near 58. East wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Monday Night: Rain. Low around 46. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Tuesday: Rain. High near 57. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Tuesday Night: Rain likely, mainly before 11 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Wednesday: A chance of rain, mainly after 11 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 59.

Wednesday Night: A slight chance of rain. Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.

Thursday: A slight chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 58.

Thursday Night: A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 59.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 42.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.

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