Another Storm Could Bring Rain, Wind and Snow to the High Desert

By Nikki Garrett Metzger

Managing Editor

(Victor Valley) – Ready for more wind?  How about a little snow?  The National Weather Service in San Diego says we may get just that as another low pressure system moves into Southern California today.

With the last system that moved through on Monday we didn’t see much rain, although there was a lot of wind associated with it.  The storm moving through today has more moisture, so we could see some rain from it.  However, it is colder, so NWS predicts the snow level could drop as low as 3000 feet by late this afternoon and early this evening, and down to 2500 feet by late tonight. This could impact driving through the Cajon Pass.  The Inland Empire could see as much as an inch of rain from this storm.

The mountain areas above 3000 feet could see snow accumulation of four to eight inches, with up to one inch accumulating between 2500 and 3000 feet. A winter storm watch has been issued for these areas.

A wind advisory has been issued for the High Desert and San Bernardino Mountains.  Strong, gusty winds are expected to develop across the area, blowing 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 45 mph. The wind will grow stronger tonight into Thursday.  If you are planning to travel through the Cajon Pass you could encounter wind gusting to 70 mph.

This system is expected to move through the area pretty quickly.  Things will clear up for Thursday and Friday, although we could see gusty wind through the Cajon Pass once again. The weekend looks to be cooler, with possibly another storm system moving to the north of our area on Sunday.

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