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San Diego County mountains could see 8 inches of snow

Posted at 10:25 AM, Feb 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-17 20:56:49-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Heavy snow is expected in the mountains of San Diego County Sunday into Monday morning, sparking a winter storm warning through 6 a.m. Monday.

According to the National Weather Service, two to four inches of snow is expected.

“The snow will be most widespread this afternoon and evening when several inches of snow is likely above 4,000 feet,” the agency said.

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Mount Laguna could see as much as eight inches of snow, forecasters say. Chain Control is in effect in Mount Laguna on the Sunrise Highway from SR-79 to Interstate 8. Light accumulation is also possible down to 3,000 feet by early Monday, including along Interstate 8 east of Alpine.

10News met Michelle Luna and her family at Mt. Laguna. Luna said playing in the snow brings her back to her childhood.

"It’s perfect weather for me," Luna said. "The now-San Diegan used to live in Chicago during her elementary school years. Since the move, snowball fights have become much harder to come by.

Luna admitted she does not miss the Midwest freeze and the so-called “Snow-magedon” days. But she does enjoy having access to both the warm and cold within a day’s drive.

"We really do miss the snow. We love San Diego. We love the hot weather. But it’s nothing compared to the snow," Luna said.

On top of heavy snow, strong winds are expected to accompany the storm.

The National Weather Service warned that the snow will make for difficult travel in the mountains and could damage trees and power lines.

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Snow could be seen early Sunday morning in Julian. Watch a Facebook live below: