Snow, Rain to Fall Across San Diego County Until Monday Evening - NBC 7 San Diego

Snow, Rain to Fall Across San Diego County Until Monday Evening

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    RAW VIDEO: Snow at Palomar Mountain Monday

    RAW VIDEO: An NBC 7 camera on Palomar Mountain captures the snowy conditions on Monday. (Published Monday, March 2, 2015)

    Get your umbrellas and snow chains ready, San Diego.

    Rain and snow will continue to fall across San Diego County through Monday evening as the tail end of a storm system rolls through. For a full forecast, click through to our weather page here.

    "We’ve seen some very impressive rainfall totals the last 24 hours," NBC 7 Meteorologist Jodi Kodesh said. "Many areas, along the coast and in the valleys, have seen well over an inch of rain."

    Rain totals Monday will vary, Kodesh said, though most areas will experience light rainfall.

    RAW VIDEO: Snow in Palomar

    [DGO] RAW VIDEO: Snow in Palomar
    RAW VIDEO: As the Winter Storm Warning gets underway, snow begins to fall at Palomar Mountain. Note: This video does not have sound.
    (Published Sunday, March 1, 2015)

    "Should a thunderstorm occur, obviously, higher rainfall totals would result – and we definitely have a chance of thunderstorms," Kodesh said.

    Snow in the mountains will continue on and off above elevations of 4500 feet. Those areas are under a Winter Storm Watch until 4 p.m.

    "When all is said and done, today, 4000-5000 feet could see another 1-3 inches of snow," Kodesh said. "5000-6000 feet could see three to six feet."

    Heavy rainfall also left several streets flooded around San Diego Sunday, the California Highway Patrol said.

    Quarry Road Dip in Spring Valley was closed between Lakeview Road and Highway 125 due to flooding, the CHP said. Interstate 805 southbound at the East 52 junction had large amounts of water in the lanes. The 5200 block of Bonita Road also had several lanes blocked due to flooding.

    Crews cleaned an oil spill along the 52 Freeway East overpass from Interstate 5 southbound after an accident in the area. The California Highway Patrol and the San Diego Police Department's HAZMAT Unit cleaned up the ramp.

    Greg Bledsoe's AM Weather Forecast for Mar. 1, 2015

    [DGO] Greg Bledsoe's AM Weather Forecast for Mar. 1, 2015
    Greg Bledsoe's AM Weather Forecast for Mar. 1, 2015
    (Published Sunday, March 1, 2015)

    The San Diego County Water Authority and local lifeguard and fire rescue stations are offering tips to conserve water and keep homes and businesses safe.

    Homes and businesses in need of sandbags can go to any San Diego county fire station or to lifeguard stations in Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach and La Jolla Shores. Crews do need to be present at the stations to receive sandbags. Sandbags can be filled up by beaches.

    The San Diego County Water Authority said it is important to have sprinkler systems shut off during the rain to conserve water, and the systems can remain off for a few days after the last rain.

    The San Diego Sheriff's Department also reminds those headed to the snow in the Julian, Pine Valley and Descanso areas to use snow chains. Drivers should have a full tank of gas, water and food in the event they get stuck in traffic or stranded by weather for several hours.