Los Angeles is preparing for a historic weather event as Hurricane Hilary makes its way to land.
Southern California was just issued its first-ever tropical storm watch and this is the first time a tropical storm warning has been issued for any region between Hawaii and Texas, according to the National Weather Service.
The latest updates say to expect winds at 10-20 mph with gusts to 25 mph, plus there is potential for wind 39 to 57 mph. Flooding rain is expected with peak rainfall amounts at 2-4 inches, with locally higher amounts. Tornadoes are not expected.
So, when can the people of Los Angeles expect the hurricane to hit?
Keep reading to find out more…
FRIDAY, AUGUST 18
The storm will make landfall on Friday at around 8pm, right on the Baja California coast.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19
Baja California will continue to be hit by the storm on Saturday while southern California can expect a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 12pm noon. The chance of showers and thunderstorms becomes stronger after midnight.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20
On Sunday, southern California will experience the strongest portion of wind and rain. Heavy rainfall is expected in some areas and there will be strong winds.
MONDAY, AUGUST 21
The rain is likely to continue and a thunderstorm is possible, but the storm should pass by 12pm noon.
As expected, #Hilary will bring the potential for significant marine issues Sunday-Monday:
— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) August 18, 2023