Check your windshield wipers, dear reader – because a storm is moving in to Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley.
Low pressure off the coast will bring showers mainly south of the #BayArea through Wednesday. Moderate to heavy rain will fall across Southern California and the Desert Southwest. #CAwx pic.twitter.com/EaD3fqR9bj
— NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) March 9, 2020
So how much rain will the desert see this week? Well, according to the National Weather Service, the west Coachella Valley is forecasted to receive anywhere from 0.70 inches of rain up to an inch of rain from Monday to Wednesday night, which, yeah, is a pretty good amount for our neck of the woods – and that’s not all that is expected (more on that in a bit).
As you go east, there is expected to be just a bit less of the wet stuff, with 0.50 inches to 0.70 inches predicted for Thermal to start out the week.
But wait, there’s more…
A second round of storms will bring yet more rain to the Coachella Valley, bringing a forecasted 0.30 – 0.40 inches to Palm Springs and about the same to Thermal and all spots in between.
As is always the case when it rains in the desert, it doesn’t take much of the wet stuff for things to go from normal to chaos. Be sure to give yourself plenty of extra time if you are headed out this week and, if you see a flooded road, turn around.