VICTOR VALLEY:(VVNG.Com)- With intermittent rain showers through most of the day and highs climbing into the mid 50’s, the Victor Valley will experience a decent amount of precipitation through most of the day.
The storm system moved down the coast yesterday and promises to bring the Victor Valley some much-needed rainfall with totals over an inch. Every inch helps the drought situation in California.
This is primarily a rain event. Not good news for the mountain resort communities for snowfall. This is a warm winter storm system that will produce snow only in the higher elevations, above 7000 feet. However a winter storm warning is in effect through tonight. There also is a chance of flooding especially in burn areas and low-lying areas and foothills.
Mother Nature is making up for the low precipitation from this storm that was predicted on Jan 1st, but this cycle is considered a “warm storm front” low pressure system and temperatures will remain stable with slight winds.
However, the National Weather Service forecast shows the rest of the week to be sunny with temperatures in the Victor Valley ranging, Monday clouds clearing early, with partly cloudy sunny at 60°, with plenty of sun through Saturday where it will be a beautiful 64°.
As of 9:30 AM it’s currently 48 degrees in the Victor Valley with winds less than 5mph. The rainfall is expected to last through most of the day with heavy rainfall at times.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and be safe while driving.
[box type=”info” align=”aligncenter” ]Slow Down and Leave Room:: Slowing down during wet weather driving can be critical to reducing a car’s chance of hydroplaning, when the tires rise up on a film of water. With as little as 1/12 inch of water on the road, tires have to displace a gallon of water per second to keep the rubber meeting the road. Drivers should reduce their speed to correspond to the amount of water on the roadway. At speeds as low as 35 mph, new tires can still lose some contact with the roadway. To reduce chances of hydroplaning, drivers should slow down, avoid hard braking or turning sharply and drive in the tracks of the vehicle ahead of you. Also, it’s important for motorists to allow ample stopping distance between cars by increasing the following distance of the vehicle in front of them and beginning to slow down to stop for intersections, turns and other traffic early. (source: AAA.com)[/box]
[author image=”http://vvng.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/kevin1.jpg” ]Kevin Buchanan is a former 9 year Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy in the Victor Valley. He has lived in the Victory Valley for over 40 years and served his community as a firefighter and on an emergency ambulance.[/author]