Rain hits Southern California but San Bernardino mountain towns are spared effects so far

Rain drenched Southern California Friday morning but so far has not resulted in problems for the San Bernardino mountain communities battered by recent storms.

As of mid-morning, there have been no reports of flooding and no calls for service or emergencies, said Eric Sherwin, a spokesman for the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District.

There are no evacuation warnings, he added.

“It’s been pretty light rain so far,” said Samantha Connolly, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in San Diego, which covers Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties. She’s expecting steady moderate rain Friday afternoon and night.

There also will be spotty showers on Saturday, Connolly said.

The San Bernardino mountain areas will be looking at one to two inches of rain Friday and Saturday, she said. For much of Orange County, rainfall could be half an inch to an inch during the same time period but the Santa Ana mountains will get up to two inches, Connolly said. The Inland Empire will also see half an inch to an inch of rain.

The mountain areas will get the brunt of the rain, according to Connolly.

Most of Los Angeles County is looking at 3/4 of an inch to an inch and a half of rain, but the mountain areas will get one to three inches, according to Rose Schoenfeld, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard which covers Los Angeles County.

The county will see light to moderate rain Friday with moderate rain falling from 12 p.m. to the evening hours, she said.

On Saturday, Schoenfeld said, there will be light rain that will be over by noon.

Residents will get a break from the rain on Sunday.

“Sunday is looking like a dry day everywhere,” Connolly said.

Related Articles

Crime and Public Safety |

California winter weather state of emergency declared by Biden

Crime and Public Safety |

San Bernardino Mountain residents reevaluate survival preparation amid disaster

Crime and Public Safety |

Gov. Gavin Newsom requests emergency declaration from Biden amid storms

Crime and Public Safety |

Coroner: 1 death in San Bernardino Mountains linked to recent storms; 8 others being investigated

Crime and Public Safety |

Rain this weekend could complicate cleanup in Southern California’s snow-buried mountain towns

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *