SoCal will be hit with significant snow and rain in spring storms

A storm in the late March is expected to bring heavy rains and snow to Southern California Monday.

According to the Weather Channel, heavy downpours and small hail can be expected by mid-morning. There is a risk of thunderstorms continuing into Monday night. National Weather Service.

Most locations on the coast or in the valley will see rainfalls of between 1 and 2 inches.  Forecasters expect rainfall amounts between 2 and 4 inches with some local amounts up to 5 inches in the foothills or mountains.

The possibility of flooding in the area near recent burn scares areas could be caused by brief heavy downpours. Officials warn drivers to expect traffic delays on Monday morning commute.

Winter storm warningsThese permits were available for higher elevations of the Los Angeles and Ventura mountains as well as San Bernardino, Riverside, and Ventura county mountains.

Snow is expected to fall to the level of 6,000 feet with accumulations of 6 to 12 inches. According to the Weather Service up to 18 inches of snow could fall at 7,500 feet.

This storm will bring with it strong wind gusts.

Wind advisories were issuedFor parts of Los Angeles County, Ventura, Orange and Riverside counties, Monday through Friday   

Forecasters expect widespread winds between 15 mph and 35 mph. Some areas in the higher mountains will see gusts up to 65 mph.

The remainder of the week will be dry with near-normal temperatures.

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