Inland Empire weather

PALM SPRINGS (CNS) - The hottest weather so far this year is predicted to take hold in the Coachella valley this week, according to the National Weather Service.
   A high pressure system will bring triple digit temperatures to the Coachella Valley and the San Diego County deserts between Monday and Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
   The area is likely to see the highest temperatures on Tuesday. Palm Springs is expected to reach 108 degrees that day, and Thermal is expected to see 107 degrees.


   RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Gusty winds will buffet the Inland Empire
mountains and deserts today and could cause hazardous driving conditions,
according to the National Weather Service.
   The agency issued a wind advisory that will last until 11 p.m. today
for the inland mountains of Riverside County mountains, the San Gorgonio Pass near
Banning and the Coachella Valley.
   Wind speeds today are expected to range from 20 to 30 mph with gusts
of 55 mph possible along the desert mountain slopes, forecasters said. Isolated

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - It'll be chilly and breezy in Inland Southern California today (Monday), as gusty winds - providing a wind chill factor to temperatures in the 60s -  will buffet the mountains and deserts in the Inland Empire today (Monday) and could cause hazardous driving conditions, according to the National Weather Service.  Meanwhile, an inch or two of snow is reported to have fallen in areas in the inland mountains overngiht, prompting the CHP to require chains or traction devices on non-4-wheel-drive vehicles on mountain highways.

MOUNTAIN CENTER (CNS) - A stretch of state Route 74 between Hemet and
Mountain Center that was severely damaged during the Valentine's Day storm will
be opened to limited travel this weekend, Caltrans announced today.
   The 15-mile segment of Highway 74 that was shut down after whole
sections collapsed during the Feb. 14 floods that inflicted more than $70
million in damage throughout Riverside County will be open to travel, under
escort, starting 6 a.m. Saturday, officials said.
   The Easter holiday was cited as a primary factor in prompting the

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The first day of spring looked more like winter yesterday (Wednesday), providing lightning, thunder,  heavy rain, and even hail to the inland valleys, and an unseasonable dump of snow in the inland mountains.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

LAKE ELSINORE (CNS) - A trail temporarily closed to visitors in Lake Elsinore where stadium-sized crowds poured in over the weekend to view acres of blooming poppies, causing massive traffic headaches for law enforcement and angering locals, was reopened Monday, drawing huge crowds once again.
   ``We expended lots of resources over the weekend, and we have folks
out there ticketing again, but we are full,'' Lake Elsinore Mayor Steve Manos said Monday while standing at the entrance to Walker Canyon. ``If you could come back another day, we would really appreciate that.''

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - A low-pressure storm system could drop light rain in Inland Southern California today - and snow on the roads could create hazardous travel conditions in our local mountains, according to the National Weather Service.
  

The NWS issued a winter storm warning was due to expire at noon today (Tuesday) for inland mountains above 5,500 feet. Until then, forecasters said snow in those areas could make travel hazardous.
  

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - A Pacific storm hanging over the Inland Empire today will bring light to moderate rain and a chance of thunderstorms, forecasters said.
   The cold trough moving east across Southern California will drop scattered showers early this morning before the rainfall becomes more widespread through early this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
   Thunderstorms are possible early this morning in the eastern portions of the Inland Empire, forecasters said.

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Two weeks after a huge storm dumped rain in the inalnd valleys and snow in the mountains, some storm-damaged roads are reopening, while others are still under repair.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Another storm will bring rain to the Inland Empire this coming weekend, but forecasters say it will be much tamer than the wild, record-breaking rainstorm that caused flooding and infrastructure damage two weeks ago.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - A low-pressure system could bring light rain to parts of the Inland Empire today, before another storm system brings a potential for heavier rain through the weekend, forecasters said.
  

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Another "atmospheric river" is moving over California this week.  Capital Public Radio's Ezra David Romero explains what this means for the state.

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - A cold air mass lingering over the Inland Empire
this morning prompted the National Weather Service to issue a freeze warning this morning for areas west of the mountains.

   The freeze warning, which applied to the entire Inland Empire, expired at 9 a.m. today (Friday).  Temperatures in some areas of the inland valleys dropped into the upper 20s this morning, forecasters said.

   The Coachella Valley wasn't included in the advisory, but temperatures there were in the mid-30s this morning.

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A cold, wet weather system is expected to reach the Inland Empire today (Wednesday) ... bringing precipitation throughout the region and the possibility of heavy snowfall in the mountains ... though it is still too early this morning to tell whether flooding might occur ... particularly in our local wildfire burn areas.  Meanwhile, several area roads remian partially or fully closed while emergency work is done to repair damage from last week's massive rainfall.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.
  

Interstate 15 at the California-Nevada  state line was shut down temporarily this morning (Monday) due to weather-related accidents. 

Caltrans tells KTLA 5 TV THAT Crashes and other incidents due to snowy or icy conditions triggered the closure of the 15 Freeway at the California-Nevada state line early this morning. 

Caltrans shut down lanes in both directions. They’re estimated to reopen in two to three hours, the agency tweeted just after 6 this morning.

“Find a warm place to pull off and hold on place,” Caltrans said.

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Scattered showers are expected in Riverside County today following a powerful storm that caused flooding ... which left a homeless woman dead in Corona, while others had to be rescued from potentially deadly flash flooding ... the deluge threatened a home in Lake Elsinore , prompted evacuation orders around recent burn areas, and, sent  rivers of water running down urban streets resulting  in a patchwork of closed roads, and the storm washed out portions of roads and at least one major highway around the region.

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A woman drowned and eight people were rescued in separate operations today (Thursday)  in Corona stemming from the deluge impacting the region, and Stormwater has washed away a large section of state Route 243 in Idyllwild, opening a major sinkhole and rendering the road impassable.  Those are just the latest incidents in a day where heavy rainfall across the region caused mere headaches for some, and havoc for others.

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A low-pressure storm system is expected to reach the Inland Empire today ... bringing moderate to heavy showers as well as the potential for flash flooding and debris flows. More in this audio report from KVCR's Ken Vincent, with details below in a feature-length print story from City News Service.

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
   National Weather Service SAN DIEGO CA
   206 PM PST Tue Feb 5 2019

   San Bernardino County Mountains-Riverside County Mountains-
   Including the cities of Crestline, Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear City,
   Big Bear Lake, Running Springs, Wrightwood,
   and Idyllwild-Pine Cove

   ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST
   WEDNESDAY...

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - The latest storm cell will dump rain in the Inland
Empire today and snow in the mountains, where the icy weather could cause
hazardous driving conditions.
   The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning until 4
a.m. Wednesday for the Riverside County Mountains and the San Bernardino
Mountains.
   ``The mountain communities (in Riverside County), including Pine Cove
and Idyllwild, could get between four to eight inches of snow today,'' NWS
meteorologist Miguel Miller said.

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - A final storm system is expected to dump moderate
rainfall and snow today (Monday) in the Inland Empire, forecasters said.
   The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the San
Bernardino Mountains and the Riverside County Mountains that remains in
effect through 4 a.m. Wednesday.
   Snow levels will be around 5,500 feet today then drop to around 2,500
feet by Tuesday night, NWS meteorologist Miguel Miller said.
   ``Very heavy snow is expected to fall near the top of Mt. San

The second of three storms is expected to sweep into the region today (Friday)
... bringing heavier precipitation than yesterday's storm throughout Riverside
County.

The Riverside County Emergency Management Department issued mandatory
evacuation orders early yesterday morning for numerous communities near the
recent Holy Fire burn area because of the increased risk of debris flows ...
but officials cancelled all evacuation orders at 6 last night ... with the
rainfall expected to hold off until tonight.

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - The first of three storms predicted to sweep through
the Inland Empire in quick succession will hit the region today, producing
showers and thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service.
   The anticipated rain had prompted county officials to issue a
voluntary evacuation order late Wednesday for select areas near the recent Holy
Fire burn area.
   That order was upgraded after daybreak Thursday to a mandatory
evacuation order in the following zones: Amorose, Alberhill (Pacific Clay),

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Gusty winds are expected to continue today (Tuesday) in parts of the Inland Empire, including the valleys ... the mountains and the San
Gorgonio Pass near Banning. A National Weather Service wind advisory will
remain in effect through noon tomorrow in all three areas. The Coachella Valley
is not included in the wind advisory. The National Weather Service says
powerful winds could whip up sand and dust and create potentially hazardous
driving conditions ... especially for high-profile vehicles. Officials are

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A serious storm that forecasters say could flood burn scars and drop a lot of rain and snow is about to pummel California. Capital Public Radio’s Ezra David Romero explains.

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After today, the Inland Empire will rain in the valleys and snow in the mountains for perhaps most of the next several days.  Details from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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The second rainstorm in a week swept across Southern California yesterday, drenching the Inland Empire with a couple of inches of rain, and causing concern about potential damage to homes in Holy Fire burn areas.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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The Inland Empire was pelted by rain in the valleys and snow in the mountains yesterday (Thursday), as a Pacific storm passed through the region.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has this report on how Inlanders fared through the storm - including residents who were wathcing for mudflows and flooding in neighborhoods near wildfire  burn areas. 

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The storm currently moving through Southern California today (Thursday) is providing rain to the inland valleys, blowing snow in the mountains, collisions on slick roads, and the risk of mudflows and flooding in neighborhoods denuded by this year's local wildfires.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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A wet, chilly storm headed toward the Inland Empire is expected to bring rain to the valleys and snow to the mountains.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Santa Ana winds will make a return to the Inland Empire today, raising the risk that wildfires could break out.   KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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