Snow expected in San Diego County mountains Monday and Tuesday

A winter storm warning went into effect in the San Diego County mountains at noon Monday as a blustery system was expected to move into the region, bringing up to 4 inches of snow between 5,000 feet and 6,000 feet.

The snowfall could reach 8 inches or more above 6,000 feet, says the National Weather Service.

Forecasters say snow showers at Mount Laguna could last into Tuesday. There will be periods of fog during, making driving hazardous.

The weather service also says that there will be sporadic rain west of the mountains. Downtown San Diego will get only 0.10 inches to 0.25 inches of precipitation through Tuesday.

San Diego’s daytime high will reach 64 on Tuesday, then fall back to 62 on Wednesday. The seasonal average is 65.

Lindbergh Field has recorded 10.84 inches of precipitation since the rainy season began on Oct. 1. That’s 2.76 inches above average.

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