Irregular rains continue today throughout the region with additional snow for our local mountains. This is just a precursor to the next big event coming up on Tuesday. A first alert weather watch was issued ahead of widespread rain for the valley and surrounding areas. With rainfall totals of around a half inch expected for the desert and greater amounts to the west, we are likely to see significant flow through the Whitewater River and Coachella Stormwater Channel Wednesday morning. Floods are also possible.
In addition to the expected rain, gusty winds and additional snow are expected. The National Weather Service has issued a strong wind watch (Brown and winter storm watch (blue) starting Tuesday morning. Maximum wind gusts of up to 75 mph will be possible. Our mountains can see snow levels drop up to 4000 feet where we could see up to 8 inches of snow. Elevations above 7,000 feet could see two to five feet of additional snow by Wednesday.
After the First Weather Alert on Tuesday, the rain and snow will decrease through Wednesday. Temperatures slowly pick up back into the 70s and conditions stay mild through the end of the week and into the weekend.
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