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Strong Pacific storm expected to drench Inland freeways, bring snow to local ski resorts

By in Press Enterprise on January 9, 2018

By Staff report

Winter weather has finally arrived – and with it, all of the potential havoc for a typically arid region getting unaccustomed rain.

The morning and evening commutes could be a nightmare Tuesday, Jan. 9, as a quick-hitting storm pummels the rain-deprived Southland.

Most of San Bernardino, Riverside and Los Angeles counties will likely receive more than an inch of rain, including about two inches along the coasts, forecasters say.

And the mountains could receive their first snow of the season that, on the calendar anyway, starts in October but has been notably replaced by dry weather and out-of-control wildfires.

  • Students Anthony Hua, 19, and Niki Binondo, 19, came prepared for the rain as they walk the campus of the University of Redlands on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. (Stan Lim, Redlands Daily Facts/SCNG)

  • A pedestrian walks in the rain at the Claremont Colleges in Claremont, CA., Monday, January 8, 2018. (Staff photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

    A pedestrian walks in the rain at the Claremont Colleges in Claremont, CA., Monday, January 8, 2018. (Staff photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • Clouds hang over the Inland Empire as seen from Chino Hills, CA., Monday, January 8, 2018. (Staff photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

    Clouds hang over the Inland Empire as seen from Chino Hills, CA., Monday, January 8, 2018. (Staff photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • A group of three walk in the rain on 48th St. near Bob Holcomb Elementary in San Berardino, Ca., Monday, January 8, 2018. (Photo by John Valenzuela/The Sun/SCNG)

    A group of three walk in the rain on 48th St. near Bob Holcomb Elementary in San Berardino, Ca., […]    

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