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Wet weather likely to return by Sunday

March 02, 2001|By RUDY YNIGUEZ, Staff Writer

It's going to be nice weather for the start of the California Mid-Winter Fair & Fiesta today and Saturday, according to forecasters, but that will change sometime Sunday, when a wet weather system is expected to move into the area and likely bring rain.

Imperial County Meteorologist Jim Christopherson said today's high temperature should reach 71 degrees with high clouds.

He said the wet weather will come from the central Pacific Ocean area, as did this week's rain and hail.

The year's rainfall total, measured from July to July, is 1.2 inches, unlike last year, which was unusually dry at 0.1 of an inch.

"There may be more flowers this year," he said of the desert.

The total rainfall for February was 0.98 inches. The Imperial Valley averages about 3 inches of rain a year.

The rain expected Sunday is predicted to last through Wednesday, with fair, warmer weather returning Thursday and Friday.

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