Winter Storm Continues to Bring Heavy Rain and Snow – NBC 7 San Diego
The latest series of powerful winter storms dumped more heavy rain on an already flooded San Diego area and dumped snow on some mountains — and more rain is expected on Wednesday.
The low pressure system will bring another round of widespread rain with a slight chance of thunderstorms Wednesday night and early Thursday as more snow falls in our local mountains, the National Weather Service said.
By midday Wednesday, we may see a break in the rain with mostly cloudy skies and a chance of some showers. “We will still have passing showers this afternoon,” NBC 7’s Sheena Parveen said. A separate, much smaller weather system could bring more rain on Thursday and Friday.
Over the course of three days that ended late Tuesday morning, dark humidity levels dropped anywhere from a few hundredths of an inch to nearly 7 inches across the San Diego area, the National Weather Service reported. See rainfall totals here.
Laguna Mountain and Palomar Mountain also received at least a foot of snow in the past two days, creating icy roads and prompting some mountain communities to cancel classes for students. Closings include:
- Julian Union Elementary School District
- Julian Union High School District
- Mountain Empire Unified School District
- Spencer Valley School District
- Warner Unified School District
Snow levels dropped to 4,000 feet Tuesday night and another round of snow was expected Thursday night, the weather service said. By Thursday morning, there is expected to be another 2 to 6 inches below 5,000 feet, 6 to 10 inches from 5,000 to 6,000 feet, and 10 to 16 inches from 6,000 to 7,000 feet.
On Tuesday, sightings of clouds rising in the sky heading northeast over Chula Vista prompted the National Weather Service to issue a tornado warning — a local rarity — for parts of the South Bay and East County. As of 12:45 p.m., when the warning expired, there were no reports of any tornadoes making landfall, according to the federal agency.
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Warning and guidance
nuclear weapons Flood watch It was extended until 6 a.m. Thursday for the city of San Diego as well as the communities of Borrego Springs, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Julian, La Mesa, National City, Oceanside, Pine Valley, Poway and San Marcos. And Santi and Vista. Meteorologists advised that excessive runoff could lead to flooding of rivers, creeks, creeks and other low-lying locations.
Meteorologists also warned of the possibility of strong winds from Wednesday afternoon until Thursday morning. The mountains can see wind gusts of 50 to 60 mph, 25 to 45 mph in our deserts and 25 to 35 mph in coastal areas.
Still there Flood warning of the San Diego River in Fashion Valley and motorists are advised not to attempt to drive around the barriers or drive through flooded areas.
a Winter storm warning It remains in effect until noon Thursday for our mountains higher than 5,000 feet. We can expect an additional 6 to 10 inches of snow accumulation with 10 to 14 inches on the highest peaks.
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Last weekend, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in Southern California due to the expected severity of the storm, which so far has been significantly more severe in areas north of San Diego County. The declaration includes provisions allowing the California National Guard to respond if necessary, facilitating unemployment benefits for affected residents and making it easier for out-of-state contractors and utilities to repair weather-related damage.
NBC 7’s Kelvin Henry takes a look in the Mission Valley at how people are preparing.
We’ll have another chance for showers on Thursday and Friday as a smaller weather system approaches, NBC 7’s Sheena Parveen said. Finally, we’re dry for the weekend and so far, next week looks dry as well.
- Coast: Scattered morning showers, storms – highs in the upper 50s
- INDOOR: Scattered morning showers, storms – highs in the upper 50s
- Mountains: Snow to rain to snow – upper 30s
- Deserts: Showers – highs and lows in the 60s