Snow and gusty winds will continue to affect the mountains of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties excluding the Santa Monica range and winter weather conditions will continue across the Antelope Valley. An upper level low is expected to drift eastward across California today bringing showers to Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.
But Santa Clarita’s snow day is melting into memory.
Snow levels will generally be between 2,000 and 2,500 feet, except locally down to 1,500 feet near Santa Clarita. Snowfall totals across the mountains of Ventura County and Los Angeles County excluding the Santa Monica range are expected to average 8 to 14 inches at elevations above 4,000 feet with 4 to 8 inches above 2,500 feet.
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The snow will continue to have a serious impact on all travel into or through the mountains today. The Santa Clarita Valley snow snowers are tapering off and mostly turning to rain as temperatures rise. No further accumulation is expected and the winter weather advisory has been allowed to expire.
The snow and ice roads will present significant travel challenges today across I-5 from Castaic to the Grapevine, on Highway 14 through the Soledad Pass into the Antelope Valley and on portions of Highway 138 in the Antelope Valley.
Snow is expected to continue in the AV today, with total snowfall averaging 3 to 6 inches and local totals over 8 inches in the foothill areas.
In addition to snow, northeast winds of 20 to 30 MPH with gusts to 40 MPH will affect the mountains today.
People traveling into or through the mountains, Antelope Valley and Santa Clarita Valley should closely monitor the latest National Weather Service forecasts and statements as well as checking the latest road conditions. Be prepared for dangerous winter weather conditions today.