Timing Of Thursday Storm Pushed Back For Ventura County

Wednesday January 15, 2020

     The National Weather Service says the storm headed towards Ventura County Thursday will arrive a little later than first forecast.

    They say expect the main part of the storm to move through the county Thursday afternoon and evening.

    Here is what they are saying...

"A cold winter storm will move across the region Thursday into Thursday night.

Rainfall totals will be 0.25 to 0.75 inches for the coast and valley areas, and 0.75 to 1.25 inches for the foothills and mountains.

Snow levels will be near 3500 feet with 6-12 inches of snow in the mountains above 5500 feet.

In addition, there will be up to 3 inches at mountain pass level, including major passes such as the Grapevine in the Interstate 5 Corridor.

South winds of 40-50 mph will affect portions of the area, helping to enhance rain and snowfall rates along south-facing slopes.

There will be hazardous driving conditions with this storm, including strong crosswinds, icy and snowy roads, and low visibilities due to blowing snow.

Roadways most affect by these conditions include Interstate 5 through the Grapevine, Highway 33 in Ventura County, and Highways 14 and 138 in Los Angeles Counties.

Travelers should check weather and road conditions prior to departure."