Southern California residents are getting rain for Christmas this year, with precipitation forecast from late Tuesday through Saturday.

A dry climate pattern will be set up Monday through Tuesday — which denotes the primary authority day of winter — until a tempest enters the locale in the evening, carrying light rain to certain spaces, as indicated by the National Weather Service in Los Angeles.

More rainfall is expected starting late Wednesday, with gusty winds and snow in the mountains through Thursday.

“A showery and disrupted climate design is normal for the week’s end,” the NWS said.

An aggregate of around one to three inches of rain are figure along the coast and valleys this week, and three to five creeps in the lower regions and mountains, as per the weather service.

South to southeast wind blasts are relied upon to blow at 30 to 50 mph, the NWS said.

Snow is normal at heights of 7,000 feet through Thursday, and at 4,000 to 5,000 feet rises Friday, with conceivable effect on significant mountain passes on Christmas Eve. There might be mud and shakes slides on mountain roads.

“Holiday travelers should prepare for winter driving conditions by packing chains, warm winter clothes, and extra food and water,” the weather service said.

Commuters can expect delays out and about because of holiday travelers as well as because of smooth streets and ponding water brought about by the rainfall.

Late consume region might encounter garbage streams, just like the case during last week’s storm.

The rain might discourage special plans as general wellbeing authorities had asked inhabitants to hold their Christmas gatherings outdoors to reduce risk of COVID spread as a winter surge appears to be brewing.

Coronavirus cases are on the ascent all through California as the omicron variant spreads, alongside wave of the delta variant from the Thanksgiving occasion. Health officials say another flood might actually strain the state’s health care system.