Bands of rain produce downpours in parts of Riverside County

RIVERSIDE  – A weather system that triggered storms throughout Southern California over the weekend produced locally heavy downpours in parts of Riverside County today.

By mid-afternoon, Corona, Eastvale, Norco, Moreno Valley and Riverside were all under overcast conditions, with a line of rain cells tracking northeast.

Most of the inclement weather was fleeting, but some locations experienced heavy rain events. There were no reports of significant flooding.

The .27 of an inch of rain recorded in Idyllwild on Sunday topped the previous record for the day of .24 of an inch, set in 1966, according to the National Weather Service.

Showers were expected to taper off tonight, with a return of sunshine Tuesday and the onset of a slight warming trend for the balance of the week, forecasters said.

The Weather Service predicted highs back in the mid-90s in the Riverside metropolitan area on Friday and clear skies throughout the weekend.

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