Storm to Bring Rain, Snow and Damaging Winds to Riverside County on Tuesday

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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 powerful storm is expected to bring showers, snow and gusty conditions to Riverside County beginning tonight and peaking Tuesday. National Weather Service forecasters have dubbed it "the most significant storm of the season." Temperatures today will be below average ahead of the storm's arrival from the northwest. Inland areas west of the Riverside County mountains could see up to 1.5 inches of rain while the low desert could see between a quarter to a half inch of rain, the NWS said. A winter weather watch will go into effect beginning tonight through late Tuesday night for mountain areas above 6,000 feet in elevation, which forecasters said could see total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches. Areas above 7,000 feet could see the most significant snowfall with up
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