Scattered Showers, Gusty Winds Expected In Riverside and San Diego Counties

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The gathering storm - Photographer net_efekt

RIVERSIDE (CNS) – Scattered showers could fall throughout Riverside County today, but dry weather will return on Friday, according to the National Weather Service.
  
A low-pressure system moving in from the northwest will bring a chance of showers throughout the day in the Riverside metropolitan area, Riverside County mountains, the San Gorgonio Pass near Banning and the Coachella Valley.

Rainfall totals could reach four-tenths of an inch in the mountains, but totals elsewhere are not expected to exceed one-tenth of an inch, forecasters said.
  
The chance of measurable precipitation is 70% in the Riverside metropolitan area and the mountains, 50% in the San Gorgonio Pass near Banning and 20% in the Coachella Valley.
  
Snow levels will drop to around 5,000 feet and the mountains could see between 1-3 inches of snow, according to the NWS.
  
Winds out of the northwest will accompany the rain and gusts could reach 40 mph Thursday afternoon in the mountains and the Coachella Valley and 55 mph in the San Gorgonio Pass.
  
High temperatures will reach 58 degrees in Riverside, 49 in Banning,55 in Hemet, 54 in Temecula, 67 in the Coachella Valley and 39 in Idyllwild.
  
The system is expected to move out of the region by Friday morning, then sunny weather is expected throughout the weekend, forecasters said.

Scattered showers could fall throughout San Diego County today, but dry weather will return on Friday, according to the National Weather Service.
  
The same low-pressure system moving in from the northwest will bring a chance of showers throughout the day in coastal areas, the western valleys, the mountains and the deserts.
  
Rainfall totals could reach a half-inch in the mountains and around two-tenths of an inch in the western valleys, but totals elsewhere are not expected to exceed one-tenth of an inch, forecasters said.
  
The chance of measurable precipitation is 70% everywhere except desert areas, which have a 20% chance.
  
Snow levels will drop to around 5,000 feet, but little to no snow is expected in San Diego County.
  
Winds out of the northwest will accompany the rain and gusts could reach 50 mph Thursday afternoon in the mountains and deserts, with milder gusts up to 30 mph expected in coastal and inland valley areas.
  
High temperatures could reach 59 degrees near the coast and inland, 59 in the western valleys, 55 near the foothills, 49 in the mountains and 66 in the deserts.
  
The system is expected to move out of the region by Friday morning, then sunny weather is expected throughout the weekend, forecasters said.

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