rain in Southern California
Cars on a rain-slicked freeway. Courtesy National Weather Service

A quick-moving storm system will bring a slight chance of rain in the Inland Empire Friday, but spring-like conditions should return by the middle of next week, according to the National Weather Service.

The low-pressure system moving in from the west could drop scattered showers in the Riverside metropolitan area, the Riverside County mountains and the San Gorgonio Pass near Banning Friday afternoon through Saturday morning, forecasters said. No rain is expected in the Coachella Valley.

Rainfall amounts will not surpass one-tenth of an inch anywhere in the county, according to the NWS.

The chance of measurable precipitation is 20% Friday everywhere except the Coachella Valley.

High temperatures Friday could reach 67 degrees in Riverside, 76 in the San Gorgonio Pass, 83 in the Coachella Valley, 50 in Idyllwild, 61 in Temecula and 64 in Hemet.

The rain will cease by Saturday afternoon then temperatures will warm slightly on Sunday before another weak storm system brings a slight chance of rain in the Riverside metropolitan area and the county mountains on Monday, forecasters said.

Temperatures are expected to return to the low- to mid-80s in the Riverside metropolitan area by Wednesday.

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