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Latest storm expected to bring rain, snow to San Diego County

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Posted at 7:40 AM, Mar 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-11 12:09:56-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diegans are bracing for another winter storm expected to bring rain and snow to the county Monday.

The latest round of wet weather is expected to be the heaviest in San Diego County, bringing between half an inch to an inch of rain to the coast.

According to the National Weather Service, parts of San Diego County could see heavy snow.

RELATED: Check today's forecast in your area

A Winter Weather Advisory is scheduled to take effect for the mountains at 3 p.m. Monday and last until 12 p.m. Tuesday.

The NWS says elevations will be between 5,000 to 5,500 feet for the region's mountains. Elevations above 5,500 feet could see between five and 10 inches of snow accumulation.

“Highest amounts will be southeast of Big Bear in and around Mt. San Gorgonio, over Mt. San Jacinto, and over Mt. Laguna where locally up to a foot is possible,” the National Weather Service said.

Meteorologists are warning about slippery roads in areas where snow is expected.

RELATED: California's drought nearly vanishes as rain drenches Golden State

The recent rain may be bad for travel, but recent storms have carried California almost entirely out of its drought.

Currently, all of San Diego County is drought-free, while only 0.6 percent of the state remains in moderate drought.