Week-long powerful spring storm rolls into SoCal

A spring storm moving in from the north is expected to deliver days of heavy rain, mountain snow and gusty winds to the southland, forecasters said Sunday.  

The National Weather Service is forecasting a 50% chance of rain Sunday throughout most of Los Angeles County, with a possibility of snow in the mountains above 6,000 feet.

The storm is expected to begin Sunday and last through Thursday. 

Rainfall on Sunday and Monday is supposed to range from moderate to heavy, according to the NWS. Between an inch and 2 inches of rain is expected along the coasts and in the valleys, 1.5 to 3 inches in most mountain areas, but in the San Gabriels, it could reach 3 to 5 inches.

Potential impacts of the storm include urban roadway flooding, travel delays and mud and debris flows in burn areas and on canyon roads, according to the NWS.  

Wind gusts were expected to range between 45 and 55 miles per hour.

According to meteorologists skies will be mostly cloudy Sunday with high temperatures in the 60s.

There is also a possibility of snow in the mountains, above 6,000 to 6,500 feet. There's also a chance of thunderstorms across the county on Monday and Tuesday.

The entire system is expected to be gone by Friday, when it isexpected to be warm and dry.