More Rain and Chilly Temps For Inland Valleys; Snow In The Mts. Above 4000 Feet Friday

Mar 8, 2019

Light rain and breezy conditions are expected in the inland valleys today (Friday), more rain in the mountain foothills, and snow in the Rim of the World communities could hinder driving on mountain highways.

Then, this low-pressure storm system leaves the region, and a weaker system moves in behind it through the weekend, leaving maybe some clearing amid showers off and on next week.

The final storm cell today could drop up to half an inch of rain in the inland mountains and less than one-tenth of an inch everywhere except the Coachella Valley, which is not expected to get any rainfall today, forecasters said.

Snow levels will fall to around 4,000 feet today, and The NWS issued a winter weather advisory for mountain communities until 10 tonight. 

An inch or two in Crestline, a couple of inches at Lake Arrowhead, a half a foot of new snow in Running Springs, and up to 8 inches of new snow is expected in Big Bear by tonight… Officials warn that snow on mountain roadways could leave to dangerous driving conditions.

A wind advisory remains in effect until 8 p.m. tonight for the inland mountains and passes.  Southwest to west winds of 25 to 35 mph, with gusts reaching 65 mph,
are expected through this evening, forecasters said. 

It is unlikely that flooding, mud and debris flows will develop around the Holy Fire burn areas, according to the Riverside County Emergency Management Department.  More information is available at www.rivcoready.org.