Cold Blast To Hit The High Desert For The End Of The Work Week

By Nikki Garrett Metzger

High Desert Daily

(Victor Valley)- – We have been enjoying unseasonably warm weather in the High Desert and in most of Southern California for the past week or so.  However, that is all about to change.

A cold low pressure system has been moving down from the Gulf of Alaska and will move into So Cal on Friday, bring windy conditions and colder temperatures.

Here in the Victor Valley we’ll get the gusty wind blowing 25 to 30 mph, with gusts to 55 mph today and tonight.  We might see rain overnight, along with blowing dust.  The high temp today will only top out around 65; overnight lows will drop into the 30s.

It will be even cooler on Friday as the wind continues.  Highs will only be in the mid 50s. The next round of possible rain moves through after 4:00 pm, and then we could see possible snow showers after dark. Overnight lows could drop as low as 29 degrees, and the snow level could get down to 3400 feet, although no accumulation is expected.

Saturday should see sunny skies but cold temperatures continuing.  Highs once again will be in the mid 50s, overnight lows in the mid 20s. Slightly warmer for Sunday and Monday.

With the forecasted rain and very low overnight temperatures, be mindful of your pets.  Bring them indoors overnight and make sure they are warm and protected from the rain and wind. Be sure they have access to fresh, unfrozen water for drinking.

If this will be the first time you use your fireplace or wood burning stove, be sure to have your chimney and flue inspected, and check your carbon monoxide detector to be sure it works. Check the filter on your heater and replace if necessary.

More winter weather safety tips are available on the CDC.gov website.

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