Besides snow, flooding is an imminent danger in the San Jacinto Mountains for the next 24 hours.

The National Weather Service has just posted the following forecast for the Hill through tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 23.

Flash flood watch remains in effect until 10 p.m. this evening...

The flash flood watch continues for a portion of southwest California, including the Riverside County mountains, especially near and downstream of recently burned areas of the Mountain and Silver Fires

* locally heavy rainfall could cause rapid runoff with mud and debris flows...

...periods of moderate to locally heavy snow above 5000 feet through saturday morning...

A large slow moving low pressure system will bring periods of showers and isolated thunderstorms with locally heavy snowfall through at least Saturday morning. the Riverside County mountains, including the following locations... Idyllwild...Pine Cove

A winter storm warning above 5,000 feet remains in effect until 10 a.m. Saturday.
* snow levels...5,000 to 5,500 feet...lowering to 4,500 to 5,000 feet for tonight through Saturday morning.
* additional snow accumulations...8 to 12 inches...local accumulations of 12 to 20 inches...mainly above 7,000 feet.
* winds...areas of northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph...gradually decreasing for late tonight through Saturday morning. * visibility...locally reduced at times in snow...blowing snow...and fog.
* impacts...residents and travelers into higher elevations in the mountains should be prepared for hazardous winter weather conditions and possible road closures. if possible...carry chains and take extra food and clothing.

Precautionary/preparedness actions... a winter storm warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. only travel in an emergency. if you must travel...keep an extra flashlight... food...and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.