Local Rain Storms Get Second Wind

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    Rain will continue to hit San Diego County throughout the weekend, the National Weather Service confirmed Friday afternoon.

    Weather conditions in the latter part of the week have brought rain – and even snow – to different parts of the county throughout Thursday and Friday.

    Local Storms Get Second Wind

    [DGO] Local Storms Get Second Wind
    Rain, and even some snow, is expected to last in San Diego through the weekend. NBC 7's Nicole Gonzales reports. (Published Saturday, Dec 15, 2012)

    And it's not over just yet.

    The NWS says a fast-moving storm system will bring more precipitation and wind to Southern California through Saturday. One-quarter to three-quarters of rain is expected. Light rain may continue through Saturday evening. There will be a 40 percent chance of rain around 10 p.m.

    Additionally, high tides between 6.5 feet and 7.1 feet are expected at local beaches including Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, San Diego Bay, Oceanside Harbor and Imperial Beach.

    According to the NWS, there could be minor tidal overflow during high tide – between 8 a.m. and noon Saturday -- which may cause some coastal flooding at local beach communities, particularly near low-lying shoreline properties.

    Meanwhile, snow will also continue to fall in Southern California throughout the weekend. The NWS says as many as five inches of the wintery white stuff could hit the highest local elevations. Thus, a winter weather advisory is in effect.

    Strong, gusty winds are also expected to accompany the wet weather. The roads will be wet and slippery, so motorists should drive slowly and be extra cautious on the roadways.

    NWS says two additional storm systems will move across Southern California through next week. A weaker storm will move in through Sunday bringing a 20 percent chance of rain, while a stronger system will bring rain and snow in the mountains throughout Tuesday.

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