WHITE THANKSGIVING FORECAST FOR MOUNTAINS, FLASH FLOOD WATCH ALSO ISSUED AS “DANGEROUS” WINTER STORM TO IMPACT HOLIDAY TRAVELERS

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East County News Service

November 26, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) – A winter storm watch has been issued for the National Weather Service from Wednesday at 4 a.m. through Friday at 10 p.m. for all mountain areas in San Diego County. There is also a flash flood watch for areas west of the mountains from Wed. at 4 a.m. through Thursday at 10 p.m.

Heavy mountain snow will bring hazardous travel conditions Wednesday through Friday, with accumulating snow down to 3,000 feet by Thanksgiving night.  Up to three feet could accumulate above 5,000 feet including Mt. Laguna and Palomar, with several inches at lower elevations.

Rainfall elsewhere could bring up to 5 inches in some mountain areas, up to 3 inches in valleys and at the coast, and up to an inch in the desert.  Flash flooding and debris flows are possible. 

“Dangerous holiday travel conditions are expected,” the National Weather Service warns.  Peak rainfall is expected Wednesday afternoon through Thursday; isolated thunderstorms could occur through Friday.