(Victor Valley)– – The first storm of Spring moved through the High Desert Sunday, bring gusty wind, rain, and snow in the higher elevations.
According to data from the National Weather Service in San Diego wind gusts reached 58 mph in Lucerne Valley, 35 mph in Apple Valley, 41 mph in Hesperia, and 40 mph in Victorville.
Preliminary rainfall totals from the NWS were 0.11 inches in Victorville, 0.18 inches in Apple Valley, and 0.49 inches in Hesperia. 4 inches of snow were reported in Wrightwood, but more snow was expected overnight. Chains were required to travel up to Big Bear early in the evening with heavy snow reported there.
Several accidents were reported, and traffic was backed up heading into the Cajon Pass by Sunday afternoon. Fog, heavy rain and hail were reported in the Pass as the storm moved through the area.
Crews conducted a swift water rescue in Hesperia Sunday evening when a car went into a wash after a traffic collision in the area of E Ave and Alston.
Sunday’s storm had mostly cleared out of the Victor Valley by 8:30pm. Another band of rain and possible thunderstorms was expected to move through the Victor Valley early this morning.
For the rest of the week the chance for rain is very low as the storm track remains to the north of us. Temperatures are expected to be average for this time of year. We should see clear cool days and cold nights, with highs in the upper 60s to low 70s, lows in the 40s. We could see a hint of warming by next weekend, according to NWS.