RIVERSIDE (CNS) – A storm that is expected to bring a chance of rain and snow Thursday continued creeping toward Riverside County on Wednesday.
A cold front moving down the coast is expected to bring a drop in temperatures, gusty winds out of the southwest, a chance of rain throughout the county and a chance of snow in the mountains, according to the National Weather Service.
The system is expected to arrive on Thursday, with rain most likely starting in the evening.
Rainfall totals could reach a quarter-inch in the Riverside metropolitan area, a half-inch in Idyllwild and the San Gorgonio Pass near Banning and less than one-tenth of an inch in the Coachella Valley, forecasters said
Some rain could continue early Friday morning, but the system is expected to leave the region by midday Friday, according to the NWS.
Snow levels will drop to roughly 5,000 feet on Thursday night, then drop further to around 4,500 feet on Friday morning.
Temperatures are expected to cool on Thursday and Friday before rising on Saturday.
High temperatures today could reach 68 degrees in Riverside, 69 in Banning, 68 in Hemet, 65 in Temecula, 70 in the Coachella Valley and 57 in Idyllwild.