Big Bear, CA, March 11, 2016 – A fast-moving but vigorous Pacific cold front will sweep across our region from this afternoon through this evening. This system will spread brief heavy rain, high mountain snow, and strong winds to the area. There will also be isolated thunderstorms over the coast, valleys and mountains.
The main impact will be widespread wind gusts over 40 mph. Secure loose objects such as garbage cans and lawn furniture. When you’re on the road, slow down. Crosswinds make it harder to control vehicles, especially high profile and/or lightweight vehicles. If driving in the desert, visibility can be greatly reduced due to blowing dust and sand.
Scattered to numerous brief rain showers and snow showers can be expected but precipitation amounts will be light. Snow levels start above 9000 feet but quickly drop to 6500 feet before tapering off. Travelers heading to the mountains for the weekend are reminded that it’s the law to carry chains when driving in the mountains during the winter months.