Winter storm, rain, wind and snow are coming to San Diego County – NBC 7 San Diego


Rain, wind and snow are expected to remain in San Diego County through Sunday morning, while a National Weather Service winter storm warning also remains in effect.

According to the NWS, a pair of low pressure systems will follow southern California, preceded by a cold front, generating a mixed bag of atmospheric activity.

The winter weather advisory is in effect until 2 a.m. Sunday, initially applying to locations above 4,500 feet.

“A line of moderate showers is likely to accompany the front, with a chance of a few thunderstorms,” ​​according to an NWS statement. “The front will sweep inland quickly before sunrise, but cold, unstable conditions will persist over SoCal, continuing scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms until around noon Friday.”

The San Diego metro area is expected to receive a tenth of an inch in Saturday’s forecast.

Over the weekend, Encinitas recorded 0.83 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service. Sylvan Meadows recorded 0.51 inches of rain and El Camino Del Norte recorded 0.42 inches of rain.

Quarry Road in Springs Valley was closed from Elkelton Place and State Route 125 due to flooding, according to the San Diego County Department of Public Works.

Flooding was also reported in the Interstate 5 lanes near the State Route 15 north exit toward Riverside.

“Snow accumulations of 8 to 14 inches above 7,500 feet, 6 to 8 inches from 6,500 feet to 7,500 feet, 4 to 6 inches from 5,500 to 6,500 feet and 2 to 4 inches 4,000 to 5,500 feet are expected,” the NWS said. .

Winds are expected to average 25 to 35 mph as the front heads east, with gusts of up to 60 mph in some places, mostly mountains and passes, although the Coachella Valley will also be affected, have said the forecasters.

The next trough of low pressure will dip south from the Pacific Northwest on Saturday, lowering snow levels further to 3,500 feet, according to the weather service.

“The inland track of this (second) storm will significantly limit precipitation amounts in the valley, but snowfall could still have a significant impact on the mountains,” the NWS said.

High temperatures in the San Diego metro area on Saturday are expected to hover around 60 degrees, with lows in the low 50s.

A warming trend will begin Monday and last through the week, along with generally dry conditions, according to the NWS.


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