The light rain San Diego received Monday was a precursor to a more powerful storm expected to move ashore Tuesday.
The bulk of the rain will fall through 10 a.m. By late Tuesday night, San Diego will see cold air and strong winds according to NBC 7’s Whitney Southwick.
Residents living and traveling at the 4500 to 5000-foot level could see a few inches of snow. The highest peaks in San Bernardino and Riverside counties could see as much as 8 inches of snow according to the National Weather Service.
As for the winds, strong gusts are forecasted for the coastal waters with speeds up to 35 mph the NWS warns.
The threat for mariners prompted a Hazardous Weather Outlook from the Mexico border to San Mateo Point. Gale warnings and wind advisories are expected the NWS said.
The skies will clear Tuesday night with sunny conditions returning Wednesday Southwick said.