Riverside rain
Rain in Riverside. Courtesy OnScene.TV

Scattered showers are expected to continue Saturday but will likely be on the lighter side, according to the National Weather Service.

Temperatures will be in the 60s with relatively calm winds, and a 50% chance of rain, forecasters said.

New precipitation amounts are expected to be about a tenth of an inch.

On Friday, rain fell across much of western Riverside County as the region felt the effects of a powerful storm that again blasted northern parts of the state with wintry weather.

“Rain will continue to spread southward across the area today (Friday), then end from the northwest on Saturday,” the NWS said. “Most of the rainfall is expected between this afternoon (Friday) and early Saturday morning.”

The snow level was relatively high Friday, topping 10,000 feet, but it could fall as low as 7,500 feet by Saturday morning.

“Due to the high snow levels, most of the existing snowpack will be affected by the rainfall and the combination of rain and snowmelt could produce flooding impacts in the San Bernardino and Riverside County mountains,” forecasters said.

Some areas will experience gusty southwest to west winds, particularly the mountains and deserts, forecasters said. Winds of 25 to 35 mph, gusting to 60 mph, are possible through Saturday morning, according to the NWS.

“Rainfall will end on Saturday morning, with dry and warmer days in store Sunday and Monday, as high pressure aloft pushes into the western states,” the NWS stated.

Another Pacific storm is expected to bring more rain late Tuesday through Wednesday. forecasters said.

Daytime temperatures in Riverside metro Saturday will be in the 60s with lows in the 50s Saturday night.

In the Coachella Valley, temperatures will top out in the low to mid-60s Saturday, with lows in the mid-50s, while in the Temecula Valley, temps will peak in the low 60s Saturday, with lows in the mid to upper 50s.

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