Rain clears, surf advisory in effect for San Diego County

SAN DIEGO - The tail end of a cold Pacific storm swept through San Diego County early Monday, bringing light rain, snow showers and big waves.

Most of the wet weather was expected to clear out by around 4 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. But "the snow level will remain at around 4,000 feet, with additional snowfall of two inches or less above 5,000 feet and light accumulation below that," according to an NWS advisory.

The agency estimated rainfall amounts around the county early Monday were less than a tenth of an inch.

Nonetheless, "motorists should drive very cautiously in the mountains this morning due to likely slick spots on roadways and reduced visibility," according to an advisory.

For the beaches Monday, the weather service issued a high surf advisory until 10 p.m.

"A northwest swell will peak this morning, and then slowly diminish through tonight," according to an NWS advisory. "Beaches from La Jolla southward will receive the highest of the swell energy, with occasional 8-foot
sets likely through this evening."

Strong rip currents were also expected.

According to San Diego Gas & Electric, possible weather-related outages were reported early Monday. In Santee, power went out at 1:10 a.m. and was restored at 2:58 a.m. About 4,600 customers were affected. Additionally, in downtown San Diego, 82 customers were out of power at 8:17 p.m. Sunday. Power was restored for those customers at 10:30 p.m.

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