First snow, now melting snow

The good news is these winter storms have helped Southern California’s long term drought situation. Some experts say the drought could be over by the end of the week. The bad news is a boatload of rain and warmer temperatures are headed our way. In fact, some snow may even melt given low temperatures may not dip below the freezing mark at higher elevations. At the San Dimas dam (bottom of photo), water levels are so high the city is unloading water from the dam to prepare for 2-3 inches of rain this week. Back at Claremont, high temperatures will reach around 60 degrees, with lows near 50. The rain will start on Wednesday morning, with the heaviest downpours coming on Thursday. Be careful traveling to the mountains since road conditions will be challenging mostly because of falling rocks and mud from the hillsides. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger


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