If you live in the Coachella Valley, your closet probably consists of 99% shorts, tees, bathing suits, and flip flops. But, buried somewhere in there is a pair of long pants, socks, and maybe even a sweater or two. Well, you may want to get those ready, because the two weeks a year the desert gets our version of winter is almost here.
A chance of some showers is in the forecast for Thursday night into Friday. And, as with all rainy forecasts, we will have to believe that when we see it.
Light precipitation will develop Thursday afternoon and become moderate to heavy at times Thursday night through Friday morning. pic.twitter.com/3renj6cPnN
— NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) December 13, 2016
The forecast also shows that here is a cooling trend on the way!
Friday will see a high temp only in the 60s and overnight lows in the low 40s – which, yes, it’s not the sub-zero temps that some parts of the country get, but for us desert rats who have adapted to living in 120 heat, it can be a bit chilly.
From Friday on, things will stay in the 60 / 40 range for the full 10-day forecast. Meanwhile, Weather.com has it that way all the way through the 28th, with Christmas seeing a high temp of only 60 degrees.
Surely, things will be back up to scorching in the desert soon enough, so enjoy the cooler temps while they last.