A slow-moving, complex weather system will drench the region with rain and snow on Monday as it lingers through Thursday.
Thunderstorms are possible in the afternoon Monday as a storm system from the Gulf of Alaska makes its way down to San Diego County. These heavy showers are expected to be scattered at the beginning of the week as it delivers snow to elevations of 6,000 to 6,500 feet.
Winds will increase in the county as the coast faces gusts up to 30 mph, valleys and foothills face 25 mph winds and mountain areas brace for winds up to 40 mph.
Temps are going to be quite cool for our Monday – coastal communities and inland valleys will mostly be in the low 60s, deserts will have temps in the upper-60s and mountain areas will be in the mid-40s.
Through Thursday, the coast could see about 2 inches of rain while valleys and foothills face the possibility of 2.5 inches of rain.
Due to the storm, National City and Chula Vista are giving away free sandbags to residents to prepare.
National City residents can take 10 sandbags at Fire Stations 31 on Euclid Avenue and Fire Station 34 on East 16th Street from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Meanwhile, Chula Vista residents can take up to 10 sandbags from the Public Works Center on Maxwell Road from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. City officials warn that the bags will not be available at any fire station.
For more information on where to get sandbags, click here.