The desert is looking less desert-y these days with the mountains around Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley showing a shade of green after all the rain that has fallen over the past two months and, what do you know, even more rain is on the way this week.
A storm is expected to move into to Southern California on Wednesday night and stick around through Thursday. The National Weather Service is calling for as much as two to three inches in some parts of the Inland Empire, with less (.5 to 1 inch) in Palm Springs.
Rainy weather is expected Wednesday and Thursday. Rain could start as early as tomorrow afternoon in some locations, with the heaviest rain expected on Thursday. Biggest impacts include: dangerous driving conditions, debris flows/flash flooding, and roadway flooding. 🌧 #CAwx pic.twitter.com/8vpAoFrTHh
— NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) February 12, 2019
Also, whoa, eight to ten inches in Palomar!
in addition to the rain, there will also be some strong wind gusts at times.
— NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) February 13, 2019
So be careful driving out there and make sure your patio furniture isn’t going to blow away.
The forecast then calls for things to clear out on Friday and Saturday, but there is about a 40% chance of rain on Sunday – so, if you are planning on headed out to the Date Festival to get a donut the size of your head, you might want to plan on it earlier in the weekend.