(Victor Valley)- – Get the umbrellas out and check your windshield wipers. The National Weather Service is forecasting a cold storm to hit the area this week.
A series of colder storms are expected to move across the area this week. Monday will see cooler temperatures, and the cooler trend will continue through Wednesday. Temperatures could fall up to 30 degrees below normal for this time of year.
Tuesday is our first chance of rain and increasing winds as the first of two storms moves through. The second and more powerful storm moves through late Wednesday into Thursday with possibly heavy rain and strong gusty winds for the High Desert. Winds gusting to 50 mph are expected.
Up to a half inch of rain is expected from Wednesday’s storm. Snow is possible in the mountains at elevations about 7000 feet.
We will see a return of warmer temperatures starting on Friday.