East County News Service
February 1, 2019 (San Diego's East County) -- A powerful storm is forecast to bring heavy rains and powerful winds countywide tonight through Saturday night, according to the National Weather Service.
The storm could bring up to 4 inches of snow in mountain areas and a half inch in deserts, with 1.25 inches forecast in inland valleys and the coast. Strong winds with gusts up to 70 or 80 miles per hour in mountain and deset passes are also forecast, so secure loose items such as patio umbrellas.
Flash flooding, urban flooding and debris flows are possible in some areas.
Another storm is expected to reach our region Sunday morning, with lighter rainfall Sunday and Monday.
Next week, drier weather and Santa Ana winds are forecast, says Alex Tardy with the National Weather Service.