Storm To Bring Rain To The High Desert Tonight

By Nikki Garrett Metzger

Managing Editor

(Victor Valley) – A storm system will be moving into the area late today. It is not a cold system, so snow levels will remain quite high and temperatures are expected to be in the upper 60s. South wind 15 to 20 mph with gusts as high as 45 mph.

This storm is different from our recent colder storms, since it is one of the few to have an adequate tap of moisture. Light showers could begin as early as Wednesday morning, but the main activity will be late afternoon and evening.

The heaviest rain will fall in showers and thunderstorms Wednesday night and early Thursday.

NWS is saying we should see about a quarter of an inch of rain here in the desert. If you are heading down below, rainfall amounts will be quite variable in showers and storms…but will generally be from 1/2 to 1 inch total…with a few places seeing around 1 1/2 inches of rain in heavy showers and thunderstorms.

Once the storm moves out of the area, things will dry out and warm up for Friday and Saturday. Looking ahead to Sunday and the beginning of the week, a weak upper level trough will likely bring some cooling to the area.

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