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Winter storms due in San Diego County amid busy Christmas travel season

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Posted at 8:01 AM, Dec 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-22 11:03:51-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Inclement weather beginning Monday and lasting through Thursday will bring cooler temperatures and rain to San Diego County amid a busy travel season.

The first of a series of storms is set to arrive Monday, bringing rain and snow to the county. A second storm is due to bring another round of moisture Christmas night through Thursday.

Between the two storm systems, light showers will occur, according to the National Weather Service.

The first round of storms are forecast to dump as much as an inch of rain along the coast and in the mountains.

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Snow levels will be between 5,500 and 6,000 feet through Monday, falling to near 5,000 feet early Tuesday.

Snow accumulations between one and three inches are expected for elevations between 5,000 and 6,000 feet.

Another storm arriving Christmas night and lasting through Thursday shows similar precipitation amounts, according to model data.

The agency says the second storm is colder, which means it could have a greater impact in the mountains, including through the Cajon pass and I-8 across the San Diego County mountains.