By Miriam Raftery
November 25, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) – Rain, thunderstorms and high winds are forecast starting Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening to cap off Thanksgiving weekend. Up to three inches of snow is possible above 5,500 feet, with rain-slicked highways expected to slow holiday travelers in lower elevations.
Wind gusts up to 35 miles per hour are also forecast inland, potentially reaching gale-force offshore with hazardous conditions for small craft and possibly larger vessels.
Minor flooding of streams and low-lying urban areas are possible, as well as debris flows in recently burned areas.
The storm could drop over an inch of snow in mountain areas, a half inch or more in coastal and valley areas, but only a trace in the desert.
If you’re on the road this Thanksgiving weekend, icy conditions and snow are possible in mountains of San Bernadino and Riverside Counties.
Snow is not expected to impact I-5 through the Grapevine or I-8 in San Diego’s East County.