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An east-bound semi truck kicks up rain spray from Highway 178 East, also known as Trona Road, Thursday. The atmospheric river storm front forecasts up to a quarter of an inch of precipitation to the Indian Wells Valley. / Laura Austin Photo

Atmospheric river hits IWV, second storm expected next week

National Weather Service–

Thursday’s rain accumulated mainly before 5 p.m., with a high near 53 degrees and a southwest wind of 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. The chance of precipitation was 100%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and a quarter of an inch were possible.

The forecast called for a 40 percent chance of rain on Thursday night before 11 p.m. It was partly cloudy, with a low of around 37 degrees.

Today, it’s mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Early wind chill values were as low as 31. The wind is west at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 33. The west-southwest wind is around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday is predicted to be Sunny, with a high near 55. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

There is a 10 percent chance of rain after 5 a.m. It will be mostly cloudy, with a low of around 34. The wind will be west 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday rain is likely, mainly after 5 p.m. It will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. The south wind will be around five mph, becoming east-northeast in the morning. The chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and a quarter of an inch are possible.

Rain is likely Sunday night, mainly before 11 p.m. It will be mostly cloudy, with a low of around 36. The wind will be north at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and a quarter of an inch are possible.

Rain is likely the following Monday, mainly after 11 a.m. It will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 53. The wind will be east-northeast at around ten mph. The chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch are possible.

Monday night rain is likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low of around 39. North wind 5 to 10 mph, becoming west-northwest in the evening. The chance of precipitation is 60%—new precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

On Tuesday, more rain is likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. North wind 5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 70%—new precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Rain is likely on Tuesday. It will be mostly cloudy, with a low of around 36. The chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and a quarter of an inch are possible.

This second storm predicts more rain is forecast through week’s end.

Laura Austin Photos
Umbrellas, galoshes, and windshield wipers were in full use Thursday as a rain storm marched across the western United States, moving eastward across the western states. / Laura Austin Photos