Cold Rainstorms to Anchor over Inland Region Today Through Christmas

A succulent glows with fleeting raindrops. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo
RIVERSIDE  - Another round of heavy rainfall will envelop the Inland Empire beginning today and continuing into Christmas Day, as back-to-back fronts sweep in from the north, forecasters said. According to the National Weather Service, a trough of low pressure hanging off the west coast of Canada will gradually roll across California, dragging "a lot of moisture'' in from the eastern Pacific. Significant rainfall will begin midday, with precipitation stretching across the entire region down to the Mexican border, according to the NWS. "We are expecting significant precipitation to fall as mostly rain, even over the mountains, late Thursday into Friday,'' according to the agency. "The amounts forecast will be a blend of the extremes, but there will be a chance for greater amounts, si
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