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Thunderstorms expected this afternoon in Inland mountains; clear skies rest of the week

By in Press Enterprise on July 26, 2017

By Alex Groves

If you live in the Riverside or San Bernardino County mountains, you may want to keep that umbrella handy — thunderstorms are poised to bring some rainfall Wednesday afternoon.

However, if you’re expecting those storms to produce a deluge, National Weather Service meteorologist Noel Isla says think again.

“Today is a day where we’re not expecting any strong thunderstorms,” he said. “We’re expecting what we call garden variety thunderstorms.”

Isla said the rain will be sporadic over the mountains. It may be heavy at times where it falls, but it’s unlikely to accumulate into anything more than .10 to .25 of an inch.

Some areas, such as the mountains southeast of Big Bear Lake, were already seeing some showers a little before 1 p.m., but Isla said most other mountain areas had only seen some clouds overhead.

Things are supposed to stay cloudy through the early evening, but those clouds will eventually part, leaving for mostly clear skies.

Later in the week, things are supposed to be mostly sunny and clear for the mountains.

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