Winter Storm Bearing Down On Southern California

 (9:30p):

The low pressure system heading eastward into Southern California is moving quickly toward the coast. Lowering pressure over Southern Nevada will continue onshore winds tonight, blowing especially hard early this evening through the I-10 corridor.

Winds will likely diminish some toward morning... but are expected to really ramp up Sunday afternoon as the system off the coast moves into our area. Clouds will thicken and lower over the mountains during the morning, and then spread across all areas by afternoon. WSW winds will likely begin howling through the Banning Pass, and will become more widespread as the afternoon progresses.

WSW 30-40, G 60-75 by Sunday afternoon, likely followed by a few hours of light to moderate rain, with a chance of brief heavy rain or thunderstorms as the cold front moves in. Winds may briefly diminish while the rains occur, but are expected to switch to WNW 30-45, G75 by late afternoon or evening, and slowly backing more to the NNW by Monday morning. Winds are expected to start diminishing Monday, but temps will become chilly again for us... possibly upper 50's on Monday as a max temp!

Hold onto your hats the next 36 hours.... it could be wild out there in some areas. Stay tuned for more updates!