San Diego

Snow Showers Prompt Winter Weather Advisory for Mountains

A slow-moving storm system lingered over San Diego Friday, bringing off-and-on showers across the county and a chance for snow in the mountains. 

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for the mountains until 10 p.m. Friday due to some morning snow showers. 

Mountains affected by the advisory include Julian, Pine Valley, Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead. 

The wet snow means driving through mountain passes may be dangerous at elevations as low as 4,000 feet, the NWS warned.

At elevations of 5,000 feet, snow accumulation upwards of two inches is possible and at elevations of 6,000 feet up to 6 inches is possible. 

The mountains were also being hit with gusty winds and a wind advisory was issued through 8 p.m. Friday. 

During the wind advisory period, winds are expected to average 25 to 35 miles per hour with some gusts reaching 55 mph. The gusty winds will also contribute to difficult driving conditions through valleys and mountain passes.

NBC 7 Meteorologist Dagmar Midcap said 40 to 50 mph wind gusts in the mountains could cause wind chill temperatures to drop into the 20s.

Elsewhere in the county, the remnants of the slow-moving storm system were bringing off-and-on showers through the day.

Conditions were expected to clear up in time for the weekend, though, NBC 7 Meteorologist Sheena Parveen said.

Another storm system was expected to move in Sunday, bringing rain for the start of the work-week. 

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