A second wave of a winter storm was expected to roll across San Diego Saturday, and could be fiercer than the relatively mild first round that doused Southern California.
A flash flood watch, winter storm watch, small craft advisory and severe weather watch are all posted for San Diego Saturday morning. As weather conditions change and possible become worse, some of these advisories could turn into warnings.
By early morning Saturday San Diego had seen a couple of tenths of an inch of rain near the coast to a half-inch in some of the mountain areas.
The El Nino storm will continue all day and into at least midday Sunday before subsiding and moving east. Expect off and on showers, some of them pretty heavy at times.
Thunderstorms could pop up pretty much anywhere at anytime through Sunday morning.
Rain in the mountains is expected to revert to snow later Saturday as the cold core of the storm moves over the County. We're only expecting a few inches at best in the local mountains but could possibly get one to two feet at the higher elevations around Big Bear and Wrightwood.
Travel through and in the mountains will become hazardous later Saturday as the winds pick up along with the snow level dropping. We could see near blizzard conditions develop overnight.
Severe weather is possible so please stay advised and check the weather reports often before venturing out, especially into the far East County.