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Light rain expected tonight and early on Thanksgiving in Riverside County


Last updated 11/21/2018 at 9:54am

RIVERSIDE - A low-pressure system sweeping into Southern California could produce light rain throughout the Inland Empire tonight and continue into Thanksgiving Day, but the showers will not be intense, and there's little concern about mud and debris flows posing a threat to homes and roads in fire-scorched areas, according to the National Weather Service and Riverside County officials.

NWS meteorologists said a trough of low pressure is set to reach Southern California tonight and contains enough moisture to generate precipitation into Thursday morning.

Light rainfall could reach the region this evening, but most of the rainfall is expected late tonight and early Thursday morning, according to the NWS.

The Riverside County Emergency Management Department stated that the likelihood of flash flooding, mud and debris flows is low, and so are risks to properties in the vicinity of the Cranston and Holy Fire burn areas. However, county officials said they will continue to monitor weather patterns and send out emergency notifications if they are needed.

The Cranston Fire blackened just over 13,000 acres between Hemet and Idyllwild in late July and early August. The alleged arson blaze stripped woodlands in the San Bernardino National Forest, increasing the chances of mud slides and other damaging events.

The Holy Fire, also the work of an alleged arsonist, charred 23,000 acres between Aug. 6 and Sept. 13 in the Cleveland National Forest, impacting the Temescal Valley and Lake Elsinore.

County officials have held a series of meetings with residents since late September to highlight what they can do in advance to help protect their homes and what to do in the event of flooding and debris flows.


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