Holiday travel concerns, white Christmas in mountains?

Coachella Valley residents might see rain subsequent week, probably impacting vacation journey plans.

The Coachella Valley is predicted to see highs within the higher 70s Saturday to Monday and mid 70s on Tuesday, Nationwide Climate Service Meteorologist Brian Adams stated. However he stated the climate will quiet down afterward with a “moist interval” from Wednesday to presumably early Saturday attributable to a storm system coming in from the Pacific Ocean. Thursday has the very best likelihood for rain at 50% to 60%.

Early estimates for rainfall totals are a mean of a half-inch to an inch of rain all through the valley, although it is nonetheless too early to know for sure.

“There’s positively potential for there to be some notable precipitation that falls with this method … the center to latter parts of subsequent week,” Adams stated.

Individuals with last-minute vacation journey plans could also be in luck. Adams stated Southern California ought to dry out Saturday, Sunday and Christmas Day.

“These speedy journey plans for the vacations might not be as impacted, however something principally the center to latter parts of subsequent week will probably be just a little bit attention-grabbing, so to say,” he stated.

Snow additionally might fall within the San Jacinto Mountains.

Adams stated there may very well be accumulating snow anyplace above 7,000 toes. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway goes as much as the Mountain Station at an elevation of 8,516 toes, in accordance with the tram’s web site.

Ani Gasparyan covers the western Coachella Valley cities of Desert Scorching Springs and Cathedral Metropolis. Attain her at ani.gasparyan@desertsun.com.

This text initially appeared on Palm Springs Desert Solar: Palm Springs space to see rain earlier than Christmas Day, snow in mountains

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