LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A rainstorm swept through the Southland today, accompanied by thunder and warnings about high winds and dangerous driving conditions.
Showers began falling Sunday and were expected to continue overnight, with a slight chance of more thunderstorms and even hail, according to the National Weather Service.
A high wind warning is in effect until 9 a.m. Monday in the valleys and mountains, where gusts are expected to get up to 60 mph overnight.
A winter weather advisory is in effect in the mountains through early Monday, with significant snow expected as low as 4,000 feet and possibly damaging northeast winds.
A chance of showers will continue into Monday morning, especially over L.A. County, the NWS said.
The weather was expected to impact Interstate 5 over the Grapevine and Highway 14 in the Antelope Valley, where drivers were advised to expect slippery road conditions, reduced visibility and strong cross winds.
Sunday’s high in downtown Los Angeles was 60 degrees, a drop of about 10 degrees from Saturday. A high of 70 was forecast for Monday. Sunny skies are expected to return to the Southland by Tuesday.
Due to the rain forecast, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority announced that the following winter shelters will remain open until 7 a.m.
— Volunteers of America LA, Palmdale
— Hope of the Valley, Pacoima
— Volunteers of America LA, Bassett Park, San Gabriel Valley*
— Volunteers of America LA, Steinmetz Park, Los Angeles (women’s shelter)
— Weingart, Los Angeles
— Salvation Army – The Way In (TAY Shelter), South Los Angeles
— Bryant Temple AME, 2514 W. Vernon Ave. (women’s shelter)
— Bethel AME, 7900 S. Western Ave. (men’s shelter)
— Home at Last, 5171 S. Vermont Ave. (men’s shelter)
— Home at Last, 5500 S. Hoover Ave.
— Home at Last (women’s shelter), 5108 S. Central Ave.
— Home at Last (women’s shelter), 5100 S. Central Ave.
*Bassett Park will continue to operate for 24 hours until March 31.