Storm predicted to produce rain, snow showers in Inland Empire

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Snow is expected to fall in the mountains as part of a winter storm expected to move into the area Tuesday, Dec. 14. Valley News/Diane Sieker photo
RIVERSIDE (CNS) - A storm system rolling into the Inland Empire tonight will produce rain and moderate snowfall at higher elevations going into Thursday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters said the trough of low pressure sliding into the region from the northwest will spread wet weather throughout Southern California, though intensity levels will vary. "Showers will develop tonight and continue into Thursday afternoon, with showers ending from the northwest early Thursday evening,'' the NWS stated. "Rainfall will range from one tenth to one-quarter inch near the coast, to one-half to one-inch in the mountains. Less than one-tenth is expected in the deserts.'' Freezing levels will generally hold around 6,500 feet but could dip lower overnight, meteorologi
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