San Diego. — Once again, the mountains of San Diego could be covered in snow as a low pressure system will bring a drop in temperatures and rain to Southern California through Sunday night.
According to the National Weather Service, residents of Julian, which has an elevation north of nearly 4,000 feet, can expect rain (60% chance) with possible snow after 5 p.m. Sunday.
“The drought is improving state by state,” says TELEMUNDO 20 meteorologist Ana Cristina Sanchez. Which starts on Sunday.
While it will be mostly windy in the mountain community, wind gusts could reach 35 mph during the day. That chance increases to 80% as of 5 p.m. Monday, with total snowfall expected to be less than half an inch, according to the NWS. The snow may continue through Tuesday, according to the NWS forecast.
and above? Palomar Mountain, at 6,142 feet, is often the wettest and snowiest place in the county. The NWS is predicting 2 to 4 inches of snow by Sunday night, with fresh accumulations of 3 to 5 inches on Monday. And the temperature will drop too, with a low of 32 degrees on Sunday night and a low of 28 degrees the following night.
While there is no chance of snow in Palomar for the rest of the week, cold weather will prevail, with temperatures not reaching 49 degrees until Thursday.
And what will it be like for the people of the Terai? Starting Saturday, a coastal vortex could build up some marine layer in the early morning hours across the county. Elsewhere, daytime maximums will be in the 60s along the coast and inland, with lows in the 70s in some inland valley locations. Mountain communities will be in the 50s during the day.
After a wet bout over the weekend, conditions will dry out for the remainder of next week as we move into February.