Approaching Storm Could Bring Rain To The High Desert This Weekend

By Nikki Garrett Metzger

((Victor Valley)- – So far the High Desert has had a dry, cold winter.  However, there are two storm systems aimed at Southern California this weekend and that have a good chance of dropping some rain on the Victor Valley.

For today and tomorrow the Victor Valley will see the “calm before the storm” as a weak ridge of high pressure moves over the area, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).  Expect to see clear skies and temperatures in the mid to upper 60s.  Then the change comes on Friday as clouds start to move in and the wind picks up.  Temps will only reach the mid 50s accompanied with 15 mph wind, gusting to 30mph.

“The chance of some light rain will increase Friday night,” said James Thomas, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in San Diego. “Then the stronger of the two storm systems moves in during the day on Sunday with a 30% chance of rain over High Desert.”

We should see partly to mostly cloudy skies Friday through early Monday morning, with a chance of showers through this time period. Snow levels are expected to remain relatively high, around 9,000 ft. Sunday night into Monday, the snow level could drop as low as 5,000 ft, but with the precipitation mostly cleared out of the area it should just be some light flurries, nothing sticking, Thomas said.

At this point NWS is forecasting up a third of an inch of rain over the Victor Valley, but that could change as the storms move closer to the area.

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