RIVCO: Southwest Riverside County prepares for big rain

Bring your raincoats, dust off those rain boots and grab your umbrellas, Southwest Riverside.

Riverside County, which woke to light rain, is betting on heavier and more widespread precipitation today,  Sept. 15, according to the National Weather Service. As much as three-quarters of an inch is expected to fall in some areas.

NWS reports that moisture from the former tropical Cyclone Linda will bring light to moderately strong showers in the mountains and valleys around Riverside through Wednesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Only isolated showers are expected in the Coachella.

Forecasters predicted .43 inches of rain would fall in Hemet, along with .49 inches in Temecula, .55 inches in Lake Elsinore, .57 inches in Riverside and .75 inches in Anza by late Wednesday morning.

The storm will lead to slick roads and other travel hazards. Urban and small stream flooding could also be possible in areas that get heavy rain, forecasters said.

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