L.A. County remains dry, most of Southern California avoids Northern California storm system.
The Nor’easters bring heavy rain and blizzard conditions.
The heavy rain is a welcome relief from the prolonged drought that has dried up vast portions of Southern California this year.
After days of rain showers in several areas of California (including areas near the coast) it was time to head south and westward into the mountains as the rain turned to snow.
As the heavy rains started falling, the storm was called off and there was a small amount of snow overnight.
Snow would return for the rest of the day with the heaviest accumulation at 9,000 feet just north of Big Bear Resort in southern San Bernardino County.
Rain would fall for the rest of the day as the system moved towards the mountains.
As the heaviest snow was falling at 2,000 feet in Mono County a few hours ago, the storm is headed due south and was expected to bring heavy snow to the Sacramento Valley later today.
There was a chance the heaviest snow would fall to the east where it might accumulate to 4-6 feet across the state on the first day of winter.
After the first day of heavy snow was over, the storm would move northeast to the mountains and northern slopes.
While heavy snow is expected for the Sacramento Valley and the mountains for the next several days, the wet weather is expected to move away from California later Friday.
Snow is set to start falling again this morning with the heaviest precipitation at 9,000 feet in Big Bear but it should move down the mountains.
At this time, the storm system that brought light to moderate snow to southern California is headed back out.