STORM SYSTEM SWOOPS INTO REGION BRINGING HEAVY RAIN, SNOW AND WAVES UP TO 14 FEET

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East County News Service

January 11, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) – Heavy rain and snow is forecast to fall starting tonight, with several new storm systems from the Pacific northwest slated to reach our region next week.

According to the National Weather Service, tonight and tomorrow morning should bring a half inch of rain west of the mountains and up to an inch or rain in the mountains, with several inches of snow above 6,000 feet including Palomar Mountain. Be prepared for a brief period of very heavy rain and strong surf.

Sunday should be clear, but new storms starting Monday could bring heavy rain at times and possibly more snow in the mountains.

High surf will continue along San Diego’s beaches as well as Orange County through Thursday of next week with waves up to 14 feet high. Dangerous rip currents are also forecast, with minor coastal flooding or beach erosion possible.