Pat's Forecast: Rain arrives tonight


Our first cold storm of the season moves in tonight.

A Wind Advisory goes into effect at 8 pm, lasting until 5 pm Saturday for the mountains and desert.  Winds will gust upwards of of 40-55 mph with gusts of 25-30 mph from the coast to inland valleys. 

While a few light showers are possible before midnight, the bulk of the rain including locally heavy rain is set to arrive from 4 to 9 Saturday morning with showers continuing through the day.  Isolated light showers may continue into Sunday morning mainly in the mountains, as the trough exits to the east.

Forecast rain totals will be highest in the mountains from 0.25 to 0.75 inches with 0.10 to 0.25 inches for the coast and valleys.  There may be a trace to a few hundredths in the desert.

Snow levels will also drop on Saturday behind the cold front with a dusting to a couple of inches of snow possible above 6,000 feet.  A Winter Weather Advisory has been posted for the mountains of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

Stay with the Pinpoint Weather Team for the latest on potential changes and timing.

SATURDAY'S TEMPERATURES:

  • COAST: 68°
  • INLAND: 58-67°
  • MOUNTAINS: 51-58°
  • DESERTS: 71-76°

Don't forget Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday at 2 a.m., so turn your clocks back one hour before heading to bed Saturday night!

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10News Chief Meteorologist Pat Brown

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