Threat of Brief, Intense Rain Sends City to Yellow Alert

Photo by Aaron Castrejon.

Airing on the side of caution, city officials Wednesday upgraded the Colby Fire Impact Area Alert Status to “yellow.”

A cold front will sweep across the Southern California region Wednesday afternoon and through tonight, bringing the possibility of rain and gusty winds. Rain rates will vary between one-quarter to one-half inches of rain. The mountains and foothills could see up to two inches through tonight.

The mountains and deserts will be susceptible to wind gusts of 60 miles per hour. Elsewhere, winds will be less powerful, but still gusty, according to the National Weather Service.

Yellow Status

A yellow status means:

  • No evacuation orders in effect.
  • Rain-related parking restrictions in effect.
  • Residents directed to remove vehicles, trash bins and other obstructions from streets and/or travel lanes as they will be subject to tow or removal by authorities.
  • No restricted entry to impact area/potentially impacted areas.

The cold front is expected to leave the area by Thursday morning.