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Blustery weather rolls through San Diego County ahead of rain

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Posted at 3:03 PM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 02:31:54-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — High winds will roll through San Diego County Tuesday and Wednesday, bringing wind warnings to parts of the county ahead of a storm system expected to move into the region to end the week.

A high wind warning will be in effect until 10 p.m. Wednesday for the county's inland and mountain areas, and until 6 p.m. tomorrow for the coast. Residents will see east and northeasterly gusts of 40 mph to 50 mph, with isolated gusts of 70 mph in the county's more wind-prone areas.

The wind warnings also pose a danger to trees and other high structures, including palm trees, power lines, and high-profile vehicles.

While most of the county stayed dry on Tuesday, a chance of rain will remain in the mix through the week. This is due to a storm system just off the coast, according to ABC 10News meteorologist Megan Perry.

The chance of rain Tuesday is much more likely for the deserts and mountains, with a dusting of snow is even possible for the mountains. The mountains and deserts are under a flash flood watch from midnight until midnight Wednesday, with about 1 to 3 inches of rain expected. There's also a chance for thunderstorms.

Saturday, a better chance for widespread rain and mountain snow arrives with colder temperatures and gusty winds. Rain could stick around until early Sunday, before another storm system is forecasted to bring more rain starting on Monday next week.