May 7, 2015 12:51 PM by News Staff
LOS ANGELES (AP) - An unseasonably cold storm diving southward through California is expected to bring some snow to the Sierra Nevada and showers, thunderstorms and winds elsewhere.
The National Weather Service says the winter-like system will affect the drought-stricken state through Friday.
Forecasters say some areas will not see any rainfall, but localized areas could get up to a half-inch, potentially producing minor mud and debris flows in wildfire burn areas.
Glendora on the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains east of Los Angeles has raised its alert level for residents below a January 2014 wildfire scar, requiring them to keep roads clear of obstructions.
Winter weather advisories are up in the Sierra, where Yosemite National Park has temporarily closed Tioga Road and Glacier Point Road due to snow and ice.
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