Today, Sunday, March 2, the National Weather Service has no warnings or watches posted for the Hill. As the remnants of the last storm will pass over the Idyllwild today, a few remaining showers and flurries may still occur. But at 9 a.m., some sunshine was passing through the thinning clouds and shadows were observable on the road.
Today’s the NWS is forecasting a 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before 4 p.m., mostly cloudy, with a high near 53. For tonight, the forecast is a 20 percent chance of showers before 10 p.m.
The Accuweather.com forecast see the chance of rain falling to 17 percent by 10 a.m. and then 2 percent for the afternoon.
Sunny days return Monday and temperatures blossom into the 70’s by Wednesday and Thursday.
Through 8 a.m., Sunday, Keenwild Ranger Station recorded 4.1 inches of rain since Thursday, which brings the total rain since July 1 to 11.6 inches. Despite the abundance of precipitation, the total is only 62 percent of the normal long-term rainfall from July 1 until March.
Historically, the remaining four months of the rain year (July 1 through June 30) brings 7 inches of rain. If that occurs this year, the rainfall here would still be 8 inches less than normal, which would be the third consecutive year.
The NWS reports that Pine Cove received 4.85 inches of rain during these storms. Lake Arrowhead had nearly 9 inches of rain and Palomar Mountain got 8.4 inches, according to the NWS.