By Nolan Patrick Smith
High Desert Daily
(Victorville) We have had a few days of sunshine and breezy weather, but starting Tuesday, look for a change. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from Tuesday to Wednesday, as rain and snow look to be imminent for the High Desert.
According to the Weather Channel website, Winter Storm Q is the reason for this change in weather, as the storm moves in from Alaska to California on Tuesday, bringing much needed moisture to the area. As Q moves in with it’s burst of cold air that will bring snowfall to the mountains of Southern California including across the Grapevine and as well as the Cajon Pass of Interstate 15. After passing California, Winter Storm Q will make a sharp turn and head towards the four corner states on Wednesday.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory that remains in effect from 6 pm Tuesday to 6 am Wednesday. Snow levels will be lowering to 2,500 feet Tuesday night. The locations affected are near the desert foothills of the San Gabriel and San Bernardino Mountains. Snow accumulations are expected to be 2 inches or less. The timing of this storm is expected to be mainly Tuesday night through early Wednesday. Locations included for this advisory are the Apple and Lucerne Valleys, as well as Hesperia.
Winds are expected to be southwest to west 25 to 35 MPH with the strongest gusts around 65 MPH near the desert foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains. Visibility is to be reduced to near zero at times in snow and blowing snow.
The Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. It is best to be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and as always, to use caution while driving. Be prepared for slippery roads due to this storm. Look for updates on the weather in the High Desert areas right here on High Desert Daily.