Light rain is here but it will pick up early morning.
Rain will be heavy at times, becoming heavier in the morning with more dynamic conditions for the afternoon as the cold front passes over the county.
Flood Watch has been issued for the coast, valleys, and mountains from Tuesday 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. Remember to avoid flooded streets, turn around if necessary.
We could see between 1" to 1.5" along the coast and inland valleys. Some mountain communities could see as much as 2-4" of rain and snow in the mountains. Snow levels will start at about 7, 000 feet in the morning, dropping around 4pm to 4, 000 feet. Snow accumulations can be expected in Palomar and Mt. Laguna with up to 4 inches. Julian could see 1-2" of snow. Snow will taper off after 2am but slick roads will be expected until sunrise.
Strong winds will also accompany this storm. A Wind Advisory goes into effect for our coast, and inland valleys starting Tuesday 4 a.m. until Wed. at midnight. Gusts in this region will range from 30-50 mph.
A High Wind Warning in our mountains and deserts Tuesday 4am to Wed 4am. The strongest winds could surpass 60 mph, damaging winds will be issue most of the afternoon with stronger winds in the evening time. The winds will be strong enough to create dangerous driving conditions, high profile vehicles should use caution.
The weather will clear by Wednesday morning with rough seas until early afternoon. High Surf Advisory will be in effect from 2am Tuesday, until 2pm Wednesday. We will see waves 5-8 feet with sets up to 10 feet.
Temperatures will remain about 10-15 degrees below normal through Friday.
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