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Major storm threatens cajon pass, snow possible in the Victor Valley Thanksgiving day

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View of Cajon Pass from Oak Hills on 2-21-19. (Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News)

VICTOR VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A major winter storm forecasted to bring snow to our region during the Thanksgiving holiday could also have a big impact on motorists traveling through the cajon pass, according to the National Weather Service.

The NWS issued a winter storm watch for late Tuesday night through Friday evening for the mountains above 3,000 feet.

According to the agency, the lowest snow levels will be in San Bernardino County, with snow levels slightly higher in San Diego County.

“Possible impacts to Cajon Pass (I-15 between IE and Barstow) Thanksgiving Day.”

According to the forecast, the bulk of the rain and snow is predicted to fall on Thanksgiving Day.

Motorists should expect widespread dangerous travel conditions in the mountains, and be prepared for chain requirements.

The Victor Valley is expected to receive 1/2 – 1 inch of rainfall along with snow showers. Temperatures on Thursday night will dip to the low 30’s.

Wrightwood is expected to receive 10-18 inches of snowfall with Big Bear expecting 18-24 inches.

⚠️ A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for late Tuesday night through Thursday evening for all areas west of the mountains, including the Santa Ana Mountains.

Be sure to check back for additional updates as they become available.

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