COLD STORM, FREEZING TEMPERATURES AND HIGH WINDS TO IMPACT REGION

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By Miriam Raftery

February 2, 2020 (San Diego’s East County) – Strong winds with gusts up to 75 miles an hour are forecast tonight through Monday afternoon, with a high wind warning in effect in our local mountains and light snow possible.

Monday through Wednesday, a hard freeze watch is in effect for the high deserts, where temperatures could dip into the high teens to low 20s and snow flurries are possible. In the low deserts and valleys, a freeze watch is also issued, with temperatures in the upper 20s to low 30s.

Along the coasts, a gale warning is in effect due to strong winds over coastal waters tonight and Monday.

Wednesday through Friday will feature more tranquil weather conditions with moderating temperatures. 

Another cold storm system may impact the region next Sunday and Monday (February 9-10), with the potential for rain, mountain snow, and strong winds, says meteorologist James Brotherton with the National Weather Service.