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Another Storm Expected To Hit San Diego On Christmas Eve

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San Diego should get a chance to dry out today before getting hit with another storm Wednesday that could produce flash flooding.

Winter arrived Monday with showers that left behind less than a half-inch of rain in most areas, according to the National Weather Service. The snow level was around 6,000 feet.

A more powerful storm, which could produce an inch or more of rain, is due to arrive Wednesday afternoon and continue into Christmas Day.

Because of the storm, the Weather Service has scheduled a flash flood watch for coastal, valley and mountain areas from Wednesday evening through Thursday morning. A high wind watch was also scheduled for the mountain and desert areas from Thursday afternoon to Thursday evening.

Monday's showers aggravated traffic problems, with 131 accidents being reported between midnight and 7 p.m. on San Diego County roads patrolled by the California Highway Patrol.

During dry weather, the CHP typically responds to 50-75 crashes during a 24-hour period.

More than 3 inches of rain has fallen at Lindbergh Field since July 1, and the approaching storm should put the city well ahead of its normal rainfall total for this time of year.

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