Riverside County weather expected to be drier with slight chance of showers

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County will dry out today in the aftermath of an autumn storm that generated off-and-on rainfall, gusty winds and chilly temperatures.

There was a slight chance of isolated showers in mountain areas early today but otherwise the county was not likely to see any more rain, according to the National Weather Service. It will also be warmer today, with highs mostly in the high 60s around Riverside, high 50s to low 60s in the mountains, and high 70s in the Coachella Valley, the agency said.

On Wednesday, the mountains and Coachella Valley were subject to a high wind warning for gusts of up to 65 miles per hour. This afternoon, wind gusts will top out around 35 mph in the mountains and at 30 mph in the Coachella Valley, an NWS advisory said.

Rainfall totals from Wednesday’s storm were 0.47 inches in Hemet and at Skinner Lake; 0.4 at March Air Force Base; 0.39 in southern Riverside and at the French Valley Airport; 0.35 in Murrieta; 0.28 in Temecula; 0.24 in Norco; and 0.2 at the Riverside Airport. In the mountains, there was more than an inch of rain recorded at Vista Grande and five inches of snow at Pine Cove.

The Coachella Valley received virtually no rain Wednesday — 0.07 inches at Palm Springs Airport.

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