Storm 2 of 3 is slamming the county this morning. The earlier you can leave ahead of the heaviest rain from 7am to 9am, the better!
We will get a brief break from storms late morning before more potent storms arrive packing the potential for severe thunderstorms, even the possibility of brief tornadoes.
If a tornado warning is issued where you live, work, or go to school go to the inner most part of the building a way from windows. You want to create a barrier between you and the outdoors!
We have a Flash Flood Watch from 7am to 7pm from the coast to the mountains. Heavy rain on the saturated ground could cause debris flows and mudslides.
Here are some rainfall totals from Storm #1
Chula Vista 0.58”
San Diego 0.19”
Friday’s storm will be slower than the first with greater rainfall total potential.
We have a Winter Storm Warning in our mountains through Sunday at 6 a.m. Snow will drop to 5500 Feet. Snow total will average 6-12” between 5500-6000 Feet; including Mount Laguna and Palomar Mountain. You will not want to go see the snow until the middle of next week because you will run into low visibility and dangerous driving conditions.
We have a High Wind Warning across the county through the evening. Gusty winds will target most of the county on Friday with 40 mph gusts possible at the coast and 60mph gusts possible in the mountains.
Saturday afternoon will be a great time to get ready for the third and final storm.
We also have a High Surf Warning with highest waves hitting 8-12ft through Tuesday at 10pm. Coastal flooding is possible, as well as, beach erosion so be careful even walking at the beach!
Storm #3: Sunday into Monday
It’s possible the storm could arrive in the afternoon with heavy slow moving rain into Monday’s morning commute. This will be the strongest storm of the three with colder air and heavier rain. Thunderstorms also possible with strong gusty winds.
The weather will dry out Tuesday afternoon with much nicer and more typical conditions for San Diego through the end of the week. Snow will start to melt, with recovering temperatures for the end of the week.
10News Pinpoint Meteorologist Kristen Keogh. Follow me on Twitter @10NewsKeogh
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