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Light rain possible in Riverside County


Last updated 4/4/2019 at 12:57pm

RIVERSIDE - A pair of weak, low-pressure systems could bring scattered showers to the Inland Empire Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5, according to the National Weather Service.

The first system will move inland across Southern California today and could begin dropping rain late this morning, forecasters said.

Less than one-tenth of an inch of rain is expected Thursday and Friday in the Riverside metropolitan area and Lake Elsinore while around one-tenth is forecast for the county mountains and the San Gorgonio Pass near Banning, according to the NWS.

No rain is expected in the Coachella Valley.

There is a 20 percent chance of rain today throughout the county, but that will increase to a 50 percent chance tonight for the county mountains and the Riverside metropolitan area, forecasters said.

High temperatures today will be 62 to 67 degrees in the Riverside metropolitan area, 55 to 64 in the mountains, 71 to 76 in the San Gorgonio Pass near Banning and 78 to 83 in the Coachella Valley.

It is unlikely that flooding, mud and debris flows will develop around the Cleveland National Forest and the Temescal Valley, according to the Riverside County Emergency Management Department.

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A wide area skirting the eastern boundary of the Cleveland National Forest was left exposed to potential flood and mud damage because of the 23,000-acre Holy Fire in August. The arson blaze denuded steep terrain below Santiago Peak, permitting water to flow unchecked onto lower slopes where subdivisions are situated.

The systems are expected to clear the region by late Friday night then temperatures will warm over the weekend, forecasters said.


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