RAIN, SNOW FORECAST FOR WEEKEND; WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT
March 6, 2013 (San Diego’s East County) – The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for local mountains and deserts effective now through 3 a.m. on Thursday. Gusts of 45 mph or more are predicted, with breezy though less strong winds continuing Thursday.
A cold winter storm is forecast to bring heavy snow to East County’s mountains; the NWS has issued a winter storm watch from late Thursday through Friday evening.
Snow level is expected to fall from 4,500 feet Thursday night to 3,500 feet or lower by Friday The weather service predicts six to 12 inches of snow accumulation is possible at and above 6,000 feet, while four to eight inches are expected in the 4,000- to 6,000-foot range.
Elsewhere in the county, thunderstorms are possible, with the storm is expected to bring a an inch of rain in the at lower elevations, and a quarter inch is expected in the deserts.