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Storm Expected to Bring Heavy Rain, Snow and “Damaging Winds”

VICTOR VALLEY – Forecasters with the National Weather Service have predicted a Pacific Storm that will move across our region tonight through Friday.

The local snow mountain level will fall to about 8,000 feet on Thursday and lower to 5,500-4,000 feet by Friday night.

(Forecast by National Weather Service)

The storm will bring “damaging west to southwest winds” that will become very strong late Thursday afternoon and continue into 8pm Friday.

According to the NWS, max wind gusts are predicted to reach 60-75 mph. The winds will be strongest along the desert mountain slopes into adjacent desert areas.

Driving conditions will be extremely difficult for high-profile vehicles and vehicles towing trailers.

NWS has issued the flash flood watch for southwest California. Rainfall of 2-4 inches is expected, isolated areas could receive near 5 inches.

San Bernardino County Fire issued the following warning:

Heavy rain could lead to flash flooding and debris flow in or near Blue Cut Fire and Pilot Fire burn areas. Areas affected include the Cajon Pass and areas near Silverwood Lake.

Residents should monitor latest forecasts and be prepared for potential flash flooding. Sandbags are available free of charge at San Bernardino County Fire Stations.

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