This winter has already seen its share of crazy weather in Southern California and there is yet another storm on the way which, according to the Press Enterprise, could be the biggest in five years.
Strong winds and a chance of showers will begin Thursday in parts of the state, with the best chance of rain happening on Friday and last through Saturday.
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Rain totals are expected to be 2 to 4 inches in LA and Orange County, 2 to 3 inches in Riverside and San Bernardino, and an inch of rain in the Coachella Valley.
The local mountains could see 1 to 2 feet of snow.
“The raw numbers don’t look that scary, but if we get the bulk of that coming over a small period, that will cause a lot of issues,” said Ryan Kittell, a forecaster with the National Weather Service told the LA Times.
Kittell said there could be a “lot of roadway flooding,” as well as falling trees because the storm combines rain with powerful winds.