SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Travelers heading to San Diego County’s mountain areas Tuesday should prepare for snow and potentially hazardous road conditions.
A storm that moved into the county Monday afternoon is expected to linger in the area throughout the day Tuesday, showering the region with light rain and dumping snow on the mountains.
Due to the low temperatures and precipitation, the National Weather Service’s Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 12 p.m. Tuesday in the mountains above 5,500 feet.
Morning snow levels are expected above 5,000 feet throughout Tuesday morning, with a possibility of 6-8 inches of snow on Mount Laguna, according to 10News weather forecaster Kalyna Astrinos.
A chain requirement was in effect Tuesday morning for drivers on their way to Julian/Mount Laguna or Palomar Mountain.
Meanwhile, a Wind Advisory is set to take effect at 6 p.m. Tuesday and last until 6 a.m. Wednesday for the mountain areas.
West-to-northwest winds of 25 to 35 mph, with gusts reaching 55 mph, are expected this evening through early Wednesday morning, according to the NWS.
The storm is expected to move out of the area late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning, with drier conditions in the forecast for the rest of the work week.