Wind advisories in affect Monday as storm plows through county

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Forecasters say the wind and rain that caused numerous power outages and killed one Pacific Beach motorist will ease up Monday morning, but potentially damaging wind will continue blowing into this afternoon.

A winter storm advisory for the mountains is set to expire at 8 o’clock in the morning. Wind advisories affecting the entire county will remain in effect until 6 o’clock at night. Forecasters say mountain areas below 45-hundred feet will likely end up with 1 to 3 inches of snow and 3 to 5 inches will accumulate in locales up to 55-hundred feet.

Up to 8 inches of snow is possible on higher peaks. Wind gusts of up to 70 miles per hour are also possible in the mountains. Elsewhere, gusts of around 55 miles per hour are expected. Drivers are urged to use extra caution.

It will be partly cloudy throughout San Diego County with scattered showers, isolated thunderstorms and mountain snow this morning. Continued gusty winds are expected through the afternoon. A high surf advisory is set to expire at -3- tomorrow morning.

High temperatures will be:

  • Around 61 degrees at the beaches
  • Around 60 in the western valleys
  • 47 to 52 near the foothills
  • 39 to 47 in the mountains
  • Around 62 in the deserts.

The San Diego County Office of Education reported that campuses in the Mountain Empire Unified School District will be closed Monday due to inclement weather.

To report storm damage, call: (619) 527-7500.

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