Rain And Possibly Snow Hit The High Desert By The End Of The Week

By Nolan Patrick Smith

High Desert Daily

(Victorville) The summer like weather that Monday brought isn’t going to stick around as rain and a chance of snow are headed towards the High Desert by late in the week. Yet, some might start to feel the weather change by late Tuesday night.

The National Weather Association issued a Special Weather Statement on Monday, which affects the Apple and Lucerne Valleys. The statement touches on the incoming pressure system, which is due to bring a change in the weather to the High Desert as early as Tuesday night. Besides rain, possible isolated thunderstorms with small hail may become a factor on Friday.

“There is a large, low pressure system that is out over the eastern pacific that is going to slowly drop south through the week and cut inland over California Thursday night through Friday,” stated Meteorologist Tina Stall of the National Weather Association in a phone call Monday afternoon. “From now till about Wednesday or Thursday morning, the coasts will have the marine layer drop, bringing a chance of rain Thursday night until around Saturday morning. The most substantial rain will be Friday and Friday night. We’ll probably see a quarter inch or less.”

Snow might even be a factor, depending on where you live, as Stall mentioned the dropping snow level, “The snow level will be reasonably low, like 3,500 feet, so some places could get a little bit of snow.”

The Special Weather Statement mentions that the impact felt by the storm could affect the drive for commuters who utilize the I-15. Snow might impact drivers from Friday through early Saturday. Residents and travelers into the mountains should prepare for possible hazardous conditions.

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