An eastward-moving low pressure system will bring numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms throughout Riverside County Thursday, forecasters said today.
Earlier this week, forecasters said the wet weather would show up Wenesday afternoon.
The rain should let up Thursday night into early Friday, with a
possibility of just a few lingering showers in the mountains Friday afternoon,
according to the National Weather Service.
General rainfall amounts are expected to range from less than a quarter-
inch in the Coachella Valley to a full inch of rain in the mountains.
The storm also is expected to cause temperatures to drop around 20
degrees below average in the mountains and inland valleys.
"This is a sharp contrast to early last week when high temperatures
were 10 to 15 degrees above average,'' noted an NWS advisory.
The snow level Thursday could drop to between 6,500 and 7,000 feet, with
a few inches of snowfall possible on the higher peaks, mainly above 7,000
feet, according to the Weather Service.
Highs today are expected to peak in the low to mid-70s in the Inland
Empire, low 60s to low 70s in the mountains and the mid-80s in the Coachella