TODAY’S LATEST SATELLITE PICTURES:
TODAY’S WEATHER DISCUSSION AND FORECAST:
Today’s Forecast for Crestline, Twin Peaks, Lake Arrowhead and the San Bernardino Mountains:
As we close out April, and welcome May, Rain, and maybe Snow is in the forecast.
This morning there is fog from around the 3500-6000′ level. So plan a little extra time if you are heading out on the local HWY’s and By-ways. An area of Low pressure will slowly move South along the West Coast today. This will bring a chance for rain showers late this afternoon into the evening. Rain will be light with a chance for snow showers down to the 5800′ level at times through Wednesday. We will be at the bottom of a Long Wave Trough that will hang around through Wednesday. This will continue to give us periods of showers through that time. Tuesday and Wednesday morning will be the best chances for rain, and snow showers as low as the 5500′ level. Rain fall amounts are forecast to be from .50-1.00″ for the local area with the upslope areas receiving the greatest amounts. Snowfall amounts for the areas above the 6000′ level are from 1-3″. We will have a short period of temperatures cold enough to produce the lower snow levels Tuesday into Wednesday morning. The freezing levels will vary from 7,000′ to ~6,000′. The ground temperatures are warm, so what does fall in the way of snow should melt quickly. Along with the rain/snow, there will be a possibility of a few Thunder Storms as the system passes through the area. If the T-Storms should develop, periods of heavy Rain or Snowfall/Hail could occur. Gusty SW winds from 5-20mph can be expected locally. Thursday, a warming trend will move into the SoCal region with temperatures in the upper 80s to low 90s for the Valley by Saturday.
That’s it for today. More on this tomorrow. Have a great Day, and enjoy the interesting Mountain Weather. RC
Temperatures around the area for Today and overnight:
Crestline, Twin Peaks, and Lake Arrowhead: 52-58*/35-40*
Running Springs, GVL, and Big Bear: 47-54*/28-34*
San Bernardino: 68-74*/48-55*
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