SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Rain arrived to nearly all of San Diego County by noon Sunday, and snow was expected to fall all afternoon in the Laguna Mountains, where a winter weather advisory was issued Sunday.
A smattering of snow fell overnight in Julian, at the 4,225 foot elevation, but rain was expected there today.
A low pressure storm that brought over a half-inch of rain to parts of Los Angeles County made its way to the San Diego area, bringing light to moderate rain and 3 to 5 inches of snow to mountain areas above the 4000 to 4500 feet elevations, the National Weather Service said.
Gusty south to southwest winds as fast as 35 miles per hour in the mountains and deserts were also expected. This storm system was expected to pass through Sunday afternoon and through the night.
Another possible winter storm system was expected to pass through San Diego next Friday night, the NWS said.
Residents of higher elevations should be prepared for hazardous driving conditions due to the slick roadways. Drivers in mountain areas should carry snow chains in their vehicles if possible, and the cold, wet weather could be deadly for campers or hikers, the NWS said.
Del Mar racing fans had a different reason to cheer on Saturday. This time it was for Martine Bellocq.
Deserts will dry out over the weekend, monsoonal moisture returning by Tuesday. Weekend temperatures slightly warmer as the high moves over the region, bringing in drier air. Beach conditions to improve Saturday. Water temperature slightly cooler than last week.
A man who fired a gun and threatened customers at a Fallbrook bar early Saturday morning was thwarted by patrons who tackled him and held him until law enforcement could arrive, a San Diego County sheriff's deputy said.
A man is suspected of crashing his car into a Skyline home and fleeing before being apprehended by police early Saturday morning.
The San Diego team in the Alliance of American football announced the signing of former San Diego State offensive tackle Terry Poole, a fourth-round choice by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2015 NFL draft, and nine other players.
A San Diego man with a prior conviction for the same offense was sentenced in federal court to more than 3 1/2 years in prison for his admitted role in a human-smuggling attempt that seriously injured a U.S. Border Patrol officer.
San Diego County Sheriff's Deputy Richard Fischer is free Friday night after posting $2 million bail. He is accused of groping and assaulting more than a dozen women while on duty.