Powerful Pacific Storm to Bring Widespread Hazardous Weather to West Coast; Two Storm Systems to Impact Central and Eastern U.S.

A powerful Pacific storm will hammer the West Coast into Friday with strong winds, heavy rain and heavy mountain snow. Heavy rain will bring a threat of flash flooding along recent burn scars while blizzard conditions are expected in the Sierras. Meanwhile, two winter storms will bring areas of heavy snow and freezing rain followed by bitter cold into this weekend from the Plains to the Northeast. Read More >

Current conditions at

John Wayne-Orange County Airport (KSNA)

Lat: 33.6798°NLon: 117.8674°WElev: 39ft.

Overcast

16°C

61°F

Humidity 81%
Wind Speed SE 10 G 21 MPH
Barometer 30.16 in (1021.2 mb)
Dewpoint 13°C (55°F)
Visibility 16 km
Last update 16 Jan 12:53 pm PST
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles WNW Irvine CA

Flash Flood Watch until January 17, 06:00pm
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Flash Flood Watch
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    Flash Flood Watch until January 17, 06:00pm

    NOW until
    6:00pm Thu

    Flash Flood Watch

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Showers likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 17. South wind 15 to 20 km/h, with gusts as high as 30 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2.5 mm possible.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 17 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers.  Low around 13. South wind around 15 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between 7.5 mm and 1 cm possible.

    Showers

    Low: 13 °C

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Showers. The rain could be heavy at times.  High near 18. South wind 20 to 25 km/h, with gusts as high as 40 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between 2 and 3 cm possible.

    Heavy Rain

    High: 18 °C

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Showers likely, mainly before 11pm.  Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 11. West wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming calm.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2.5 mm possible.

    Showers
    Likely then
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 11 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 18. Southeast wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 km/h.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 18 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 11.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 11 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 22.

    Sunny

    High: 22 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 11.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 11 °C

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 17. South wind 15 to 20 km/h, with gusts as high as 30 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2.5 mm possible.
Tonight
Showers. Low around 13. South wind around 15 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between 7.5 mm and 1 cm possible.
Thursday
Showers. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 18. South wind 20 to 25 km/h, with gusts as high as 40 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between 2 and 3 cm possible.
Thursday Night
Showers likely, mainly before 11pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 11. West wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2.5 mm possible.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 18. Southeast wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 km/h.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 11.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 22.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 11.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 22.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 11.
M.L.King Day
Sunny, with a high near 20. Breezy.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 9. Breezy.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 21. Breezy.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles WNW Irvine CA
 33.67°N 117.86°W (Elev. 1 m)
2:12 am PST Jan 16, 2019
1pm PST Jan 16, 2019-6pm PST Jan 22, 2019
 
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