The first rain of the “water year” in the Santa Clarita weather forecast is bringing up to three-quarters of an inch of precipitation and cooler temperatures, officials said Tuesday.
Rain showers are expected to start Tuesday evening and last into early Thursday, said Keily Delerme, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
“We are expecting between a quarter and three-quarters of an inch,” Delerme said.
This rain event is the first of the water year, a term commonly used in hydrology to describe a time period of 12 months for which precipitation totals are measured, according to officials.
“The water year is from Oct. 1, (2019) to Sept. 30, (2020),” Delerme said.
Although rain is in the forecast, showers are expected to be off and on with no major downpours, according to officials.
There are no major concerns for the recent burn areas affected by the Tick Fire in Canyon Country, according to officials.
Free sandbags and sand are available at most Los Angeles County Fire stations within the Santa Clarita Valley, according to fire officials.
Snow levels are expected to remain in the higher elevations and are not expected to affect the Grapevine, according to officials.
“At this point, snow levels are expected to be over the 5,500-foot level,” Delerme said.
After the rain moves out, temperatures are expected to remain cool before warming back up into the 70s by the beginning of next week, Delerme said.Do you have a news tip? Call us at (661) 298-1220, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking KHTS Santa Clarita News Alerts delivered right to your inbox. Report a typo or error, email Corrections@hometownstation.com
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