(Victor Valley) – Another storm system is forecast to impact our area late Friday and early Saturday. Forecasters say we could see a quarter to a half inch of rain from this system, although they say the first pass of this storm will be too warm to bring snow.
Alex Tardy, forecaster with the National Weather Service in San Diego, explained, “It looks like the system will hit Friday after midnight, really early Saturday morning. It should rain pretty hard, but it is going to start moving southward, pulling away from your area, so you would only get probably a quarter inch at best in the High Desert. Temperatures should not be a whole lot colder than what you’ve already seen, not nearly as cold as what we saw last Friday.”
Tardy said that the wind accompanying this storm will not reach advisory levels. “Breezy Friday, gusts to 20 mph, then Friday night they should really pick up, peak gusts 35-40 mph.”
The snow level is not expected to drop very low initially. Snow levels are forecast to lower to about 7000 feet on Saturday.
“There is the possibility for a few showers continuing Sunday as we get the backside of this storm. They might get a couple of inches of fresh snow down to 6000 ft in the mountains Saturday night into Sunday. Later Sunday as the storm slowly pulls away, it looks like snow levels are going to be much, much lower, probably between 3000-4000 feet, but it is quite uncertain how much precipitation will be left over the area.”