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Winter storm arrives in Southland Today

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The big event that has been talked about since last week is bringing rain and snow to SoCal just in time for many to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday. A large area of low pressure and the associated cold front are dropping into California and pushing rain into the Inland Empire and Coastal Plains, with heavy snow expected in the mountains.

Rainfall totals today will be fairly light in here in the Desert, under 0.20" through late this afternoon.

Heavier rain is likely as we move into Thanksgiving Day and another front crosses the region. That could push rainfall totals to nearly an inch in West Valley locations.

A Winter Storm Warning for San Bernardino and Riverside county mountains means some significant snowfall, especially above 5,000 feet in elevation. Prepare for difficult travel conditions due to low visibility and strong winds with gusts up to 70 MPH.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for all of the Inland Empire and Orange county as rain could reach over 2" from this afternoon through Friday morning.

The initial cold front will sweep across our region tomorrow dropping temperatures near 60° with the high near noon. Highs will then max out in the 50s for the remainder of the week.

Check back throughout this event for the latest forecast details and impacts that are being felt here in the desert and mountains!

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Patrick Evans

Patrick Evans is the News Channel 3’s morning and noon meteorologist, and Host of Eye on the Desert, and also hosts afternoon drive on CV 104.3 FM from 2 pm – 6 pm. Learn more about Patrick here.

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