A cold Pacific storm out of the Gulf of Alaska will bring rain and gusty winds to Malibu this week, National Weather Service forecasters said.
The storm will produce steady rain starting Wednesday night followed by widespread showers Thursday, when there also will be a slight chance of thunderstorms, some of which could produce small hail, according to a NWS advisory.
Up to a half an inch of rain is expected along the coast, with the possibility of more in some areas, the NWS reported.
The storm will cause the snow level to fall to its lowest point so far this season, according to the advisory. It will start at 5,000 feet Wednesday afternoon and drop to between 4,000 and 3,500 feet by Thursday morning. Between three and six inches of snow is expected above 5,000 feet, although between six and eight inches is possible, according to the advisory.
Temperatures, meanwhile, will fall substantially and not rise above the high 50s Wednesday or Thursday, when they will be 10 to 20 degrees below normal, according to the NWS.
-City New Service contributed to this report.