Cold Weather Headed For the Victor Valley Friday

By Nikki Garrett Metzger

(Victor Valley) – Over the last several days the Victor Valley has enjoyed clear, comfortable autumn weather while areas down the hill have had to contend with what forecasters call fire weather: extreme dry conditions and high winds.

That will all change starting tonight. The National Weather Service says winter-like weather will arrive in Southern California with showers and light snow at elevations about 5000 feet. The High Desert will see strong gusty winds starting up tonight through Friday night, but little to no rainfall as the storm moves through.  If you are planning to travel down the hill those areas could see up to three quarters of an inch of rain, so be sure to allow plenty of time to get to your destination as driving conditions could be difficult.

Temperatures on Friday are expected to only be in the 50s so dress warmly – hats, beanies, gloves, scarves, and boots. Remember outside animals and provide adequate shelter from the wind and cold.

According to NWS this system is the first of two waves that are expected to impact Southern California. The second wave is expected to bring another chance for precipitation late Sunday into Monday.

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