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Snow levels expected to drop to 1500-2000 feet by Thursday, snowfall possible in the Cajon Pass

VICTOR VALLEY, Calif. — A winter storm warning is in full effect for the Victor Valley until Friday evening, according to the National Weather Service.

The NWS said snowfall is expected to impact the mountain communities this evening through Thursday night. Snow levels will drop to 2000-2500 ft by Thursday evening and could potentially reach as low as 1500 feet.

Wednesday’s overnight lows are expected to drop to 30 degrees and a low of 26 degrees is expected on Thursday night.

A wind advisory is currently in effect till Feb 21 at 12:00 am. Gusty west to southwest winds will produce 25 to 35 mph winds with gusts up to 50 mph.

With a 30-40% chance of rain on Wednesday evening and Thursday night, snowfall in the cajon pass along the I-15 freeway is very possible since the elevation is about 3,777 feet.

The City of Victorville reminds motorist that must travel to make sure they share travel plans and route with someone before leaving.

“Carry blankets and cold weather gear with you. If you become stranded in an unfamiliar area, do not leave your car. Display light flares in front and behind the car and make sure the exhaust pipe is not blocked by snow, mud or any object,” stated the city in a public service announcement.

Remember if its flooded turnaround, don’t drown! Also, if in doubt, wait out the storm if possible.

The Mt Baldy Fire Department reminds the public to bring chains if they plan on visiting the mountain. “If you start to notice icy areas, or start to slide, we recommend pulling over as quickly, and safely as possible to apply your chains,” stated the department.

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