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Storm heading into the Coachella Valley affecting holiday travel plans

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Rain is expected to arrive in the Coachella Valley early Thursday morning, causing many preparing for what's expected to be a busy day on the roads to re-arrange their plans.

“So we made some adjustments we gathered around we spoke together, we changed said okay it makes more sense to come up here today and then change and go to Disneyland on Friday,” said Marvin Martin, who is visiting from Tampa Bay.

With the storm clouds coming in, Martin and his family don’t have to experience the downpour at Disneyland.

“It would have been a washout day that would have been Terrible to log a 9-year old through rain that way,” Martin said.

While the roads here in the valley plan to be wet, some are staying prepared.

“We are checking on the smartphone how’s the weather in San Diego and here,” one traveler said.

Amy Strover has already set her plans.

“No rush just going to take it easy and drive home,” Strover said.

After the valley saw rainfall on Monday, experts are reminding drivers to be careful when hitting the wet roads and that using your phone is never advised.

"Obey the speed limit and of course don't drive intoxicated. Don't drive intexticated. Remember that using those smartphones behind the wheel can have the same deadly outcome as alcohol imparied driving," said Doug Shupe, spokesperson for Auto Club.

Drivers are advised to plan for wet weather as they travel home with thekr kids.

“Give yourself as much time as possible. Don't just think about making the plans on the fly if you plan ahead you are going to be better off stoping less for the kids and risking yourself on the road,” said Hersson Preciado, traveling from Bellflower.

Experts advise that before heading out on wet roads, check these three things on your car first: your tires, windshield wiper, and fluid levels.

Watch: Three things to check on your car before heading out on wet roads

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