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Cold winter storm set to bring rain, snow to San Diego County

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Posted at 7:23 AM, Dec 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-26 10:24:31-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A cold winter storm is set to bring rain and snow to San Diego County starting Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

The agency says the San Diego County mountains could see as much as six inches of snow, sparking a winter storm watch from 8 a.m. Monday through 4 a.m. Tuesday.

The heaviest snow is expected to fall above 5,500 feet with lighter amounts down to 4,500 feet.

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Meanwhile, other parts of the county could see much-needed rain totaling as much as one inch. Thunderstorms are also possible, the agency said.

A beach hazards statement was issued Saturday ahead of the storm. Waves and surf of four to seven feet are expected with sets as high as eight feet. The agency also warned about the slight chance of isolated thunderstorms at beaches Monday.

“Obey posted warning signs and flags and talk to a lifeguard before swimming.  Use caution when in or near the water and always swim near a lifeguard,” the agency concluded.