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First Alert Weather Alert: Next rainmaker arrives in the desert

A Pacific storm is moving into the Coachella Valley Thursday morning. The latest big rainmaker was forecast to bring scattered showers from the coast to the mountains, and even into the desert.


A Wind Advisory has been issued for local mountains and the Inland Empire ahead of the storm system's arrival. South winds could gust over 50 MPH around Riverside County mountains.


A Flood Watch has been issued for the same areas as flooding from excessive rainfall is possible.

The main event is bringing a cold front inland. Rain will be widespread across Southern California through the morning, clearing into the evening hours.

Rainfall around the Coachella Valley could reach as high as 0.25"-0.50". Be prepared to take an alternate route should roads, especially those along the wash, become flooded.


As this is a warmer storm system, snow levels will remain fairly high. Still, a Winter Weather Advisory is posted for Riverside County mountains above 7,500', and a Winter Storm Warning will be up across the San Bernardino County mountains above 7,000' through Thursday evening. Heavy, wet snow is expected at higher elevations, which can lead to hazardous travel.

We dry out for the weekend, with another round of rain possible by Tuesday next week.

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Patrick Evans is the News Channel 3’s morning and noon meteorologist, and Host of Eye on the Desert. Patrick also hosts afternoon drive on 103.1 MeTV FM. Learn more about Patrick here.


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