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Snow in the forecast for San Diego County mountains

Posted at 1:44 PM, Dec 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-31 09:34:17-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A burst of winter weather is set to move into San Diego County’s mountains early Monday morning, lasting throughout the day.

According to the National Weather Service, a cold trough will drop to the southwest Monday, triggering showers along and west of the mountains.

The freezing level will fall quickly late in the day, resulting in the possibility of icy conditions on roadways.

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Light snow is forecast above 5,000 feet early in the morning with snow levels falling to 3,500 to 4,000 feet by evening.

A total of one to two inches of snow is expected along portions of Interstate 8 above 3,500 feet.

A winter weather advisory is in effect from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday above 4,000 feet.