More unsettled weather arrives in San Diego County, courtesy of a powerful Alaskan storm that arrived on Monday.
More unsettled weather arrived in San Diego County Wednesday, courtesy of a powerful Alaskan storm.
Snow is falling again Wednesday, in some areas as low as 3,000 feet, and intermittent showers are forecast throughout the day. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for San Diego mountains through Wednesday evening. Up to 2 feet of snow could fall Wednesday at higher elevations, with snow possible in areas as low in elevation as Ramona and Pine Valley. Four to six inches of snow could fall on Interstate 8 in East County.
Officials from the Julian and Mountain Empire school districts announced Wednesday that they had canceled classes for the day.
Temperature are also going to get colder Monday, dropping as much as 10 degrees, down to the 50s in coastal and valley areas.
The NWS has also issued a flash flood watch for San Diego County coastal areas and valleys from through Wednesday evening. Forecasters say there's a chance of hail in coastal and desert areas
The first wave of the pre-winter storm arrived over the weekend, but its real punch first hit Monday, bringing rain, high winds and snow, forcing road closures and knocking out power. Rainfall records in several areas were broken, including Borrego Springs, Campo, Chula Vista and El Cajon.
The road conditions have been treacherous since the storm's arrival. On Monday, Brandon Anthony Kennedy, 25, was killed and another injured when an armored truck slid off a wet highway and rolled down an embankment.
If you’re thinking about heading up to see the snow, be advised that chains are needed on Sunrise Highway. Drivers are being urged to wait until Thursday to visit the mountains to see the snow.
Here is a list of locations where you can get free sandbags if you need them.
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