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Fair and warmer Sunday before big changes take over

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Another winter storm moves into Southern California on Wednesday.

Yesterday, Palm Springs reached a high temperature of 74° which is right near the seasonal normal of 73°. Today will be warmer and drier with sunny skies throughout the region. A weak area of high pressure remains over the region keeping an offshore flow in place.

A shortwave dives in Monday moving winds onshore. The mountains and deserts will see areas of gusty winds reaching near advisory levels through Monday afternoon and evening. Westerly winds 25-35 mph with gusts reaching near 55 mph for more wind prone areas.

Cooler temperatures move in by Tuesday with rain chances Wednesday through Friday. Expect impacts to roadways during holiday travel with snow for the mountains and wet roadways elsewhere. As of now, the deserts could see half an inch to one inch of rainfall. The elevation for snow will be above 5000 feet Wednesday and drop to 4000 feet Thursday. The San Bernardino mountains could see that elevation drop as low as 3000 feet.

Overall, remaining fair and warm through Sunday with cooler temperatures by Tuesday.

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Taban Sharifi

Taban Sharifi is a Meteorologist and Reporter with KESQ News Channel 3, The Desert’s News & Weather Leader. Learn more about Taban here.

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