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Spotty Showers and Some Snow Tuesday With More Wet Weather Ahead

The wet weather won‘t stop with this storm -- NBC 7‘s Sheena Parveen says more rain is in store for the county until next year

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More rain and even some mountain snow are in the forecast for San Diego the rest of the year as several cold winter storms reach the region.

After bringing showers and gusty winds overnight, a lingering storm system will continue to create light, fast-moving showers and some snow in the mountains, according to NBC 7's First Alert Forecast.

“We have several days of rain ahead, it‘s not just today,” Parveen said. “It‘s actually going to be all week — Monday through Friday. There will be snow in the mountains for the next two days and then maybe just rain after that.”

Parveen warned the inclement weather is here to stay.

“It doesn‘t look like we‘re going to dry out until potentially the new year, believe it or not,” she said.

Already from this storm, the county has received about a quarter-inch of rain at the coast, up to three-quarters of an inch of rain in the valleys, up to an inch of rain in the mountains and some light showers in the deserts.

Check out rain totals from this storm, so far, here.

As for snow, about two inches fell at Palomar's Birch Hill, which has an elevation of about 5700 feet, by 8:15 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Snow could fall Tuesday at elevations as low as 3,500 feet and a Winter Storm Watch was issued for Tuesday night to Thursday night for San Diego County's mountains. A winter storm watch is issued when heavy snowfall or ice accumulations are possible.

NBC 7's Meteorologist Dagmar Midcap said the county did set a few maximum temperature records Tuesday night. Alpine and Ramona never reached 50 and Palomar only hit 31 for the daytime high.

Rain is expected the rest of the week with the heaviest and most widespread rainfall forecasted for overnight Wednesday into Thursday when a slow-moving storm system moves in. The system could dump up to an inch of rain along the coast, NWS said.

Expect temperatures to remain colder than average this week. Highs are forecasted in the 50s along the coast and the upper 40s and 50s in the valleys and mountains. Overnight lows will be in the 40s along the coast and will drop into the upper 20s and 30s in the mountains and the 30s and lower 40s in the valleys.

Meteorologist Ana Cristina Sanchez shares seven tips you should consider before heading off to the snow.
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