Light Showers, Snow in Mountains

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Throughout Friday, there will be a chance of showers as cool air from the North drops down to San Diego.

    Many parts of San Diego got rain overnight, but woke up to mostly clear skies. There may be more light showers throughout the day, NBC 7 meteorologist Jodi Kodesh said, especially in the North County.

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    high wind warning was issued by the National Weather Service for the mountains and deserts of San Diego County. The strongest winds were reported near ridge tops, along mountain slopes and adjacent desert areas.

    Whitney Southwick's Noon Forecast for Friday Nov. 9, 2012

    [DGO] Whitney Southwick's Noon Forecast for Friday Nov. 9, 2012
    Whitney Southwick's Noon Forecast for Friday Nov. 9, 2012 (Published Friday, Nov 9, 2012)

    The NWS also issued a winter storm warning in the mountains, including Cuyamaca, Mount Laguna and Ranchita. Three to six inches of snow is expected in areas above 4500-feet. Snow in Julian isn't expected to hit Julian until late Friday night or Saturday.

    Some flurries were reported at Palomar Mountain Friday morning.

    Julian Prepares for Snow

    [DGO] Julian Prepares for Snow
    Precipitation from Friday's storm should turn into snow in higher elevations including places like Mt. Laguna and Julian. NBC 7's Tony Shin reports on preparations being made for the influx of snowbirds expected. (Published Friday, Nov 9, 2012)

    The high temperature Friday is estimated at about 60 to 64 degrees in inland areas, 66 on the coast and 50 to 53 in the lower mountain regions.

    Friday night, there is a higher chance of rain, starting at about 6 p.m. and lasting until Saturday morning. Temperatures will drop Friday night to a high of 55 degrees.

    The mountain areas of San Diego will likely see snow Friday night. Residents in the area began preparing for snow Thursday, as a flood of tourists may be heading to the apple orchards and pie shops.

    "It's perfect for people who kind of yearn for this kind of weather," said Julian resident and Mom's Pie House employee Amanda Kendall. "It's perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas brings in a lot of people."

    By Saturday afternoon, the skies should clear up again.