The first day of spring stayed true to the saying and brought showers to the Santa Clarita Valley on Tuesday that have a chance of continuing into Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
According to the National Weather Service’s website, SCV is under a flood watch from Tuesday at 5 a.m. until Wednesday at 5 p.m. and a wind advisory until Tuesday at 11 p.m.
Santa Clarita’s forecast, according to the NWS, was as follows as of Tuesday afternoon:
- Tuesday afternoon – 100% chance of rain, a high nearing 56 degrees, a south wind around 30 mph and gusts as high as 45 mph.
- Tuesday night – 100% chance of rain, a low around 40 degrees, southwest wind 20-30 mph and gusts as high as 45 mph.
- Wednesday – 70% chance of rain, rain likely before 11 a.m., a high nearing 51 degrees, southwest wind 15-20 mph and gusts as high as 30 mph.
- Wednesday night – 20% chance of rain before 11 p.m., a low around 42 degrees, west wind 10-15 mph and gusts as high as 20 mph.
According to Carol Smith, a meteorologist for the NWS, there is a slight chance that SCV will experience thunderstorms, lightning and hail.
“It’s just a full-on upper-level low-pressure system that’s moving to the area,” said Smith about the cause of the storm.
Smith said that this is a late-season storm, but the wet season extends until the end of March.