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First winter storm of 2018 will bring heavy rainfall and strong winds

VICTOR VALLEY, Calif. ( – A pacific storm barreling towards Southern California is predicted to bring the first rainfall of the new year in the Victor Valley.

According to the US National Weather Service (NWS), the season’s first significant storm will bring rain Monday afternoon through Tuesday, with the heaviest rain on Tuesday.

“The heavy rainfall on Tuesday could cause urban or small stream flooding along with possible debris flows on coastal slopes,” stated the NWS.

The storm will also bring accumulating snow to the mountains with a few inches possible at resort levels. Snow levels are expected to fall down to 6,000 feet in the San Bernardino County mountains, Tuesday afternoon.

Wind gusts in the Victor Valley are predicted to be between 40-55 mph and will be the strongest in the mountains and desert slopes from Monday through Tuesday afternoon.

Now is a great time to inspect and ensure wiper blades are in working order. Wiper blades should be replaced every six months to a year or as soon as you notice a difference in driving visibility. When wiper blades no longer make proper contact with the windshield surface, they can begin to squeak, chatter, skip, smear or streak reducing driving visibility.

(US National Weather Service San Diego California)

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