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Winter storm to blast San Diego County

A winter weather advisory has been issued for the mountain areas until 4 p.m. Wednesday.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — Another winter blast is headed to San Diego County with significant rain and snow anticipated starting Wednesday morning.

A winter weather advisory has been issued for the mountain areas until 4 p.m. Wednesday and according to San Diego’s National Weather Service the expected snow will be heavy and wet. Travel in those areas is likely to be difficult to impossible. Drivers were advised to use extra caution.

In addition to the winter storm warning, a flood watch is in place starting Wednesday morning. The NWS reported that widespread and heavy rainfall and mountain snow is forecasted with the heaviest precipitation occurring Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning.

The County of San Diego reported Tuesday morning that their Public Works crews plowed Sunrise Highway on Mt. Laguna overnight. Also overnight, plows were out in the Julian area clearing downed trees and removing rocks from the roadways. Drivers in that area were asked to use caution.

Weather Alerts

Interactive Radar Map | Follow the rain as it moves into San Diego County

Winter Weather Advisory | Mountain areas:
3:47 AM – 4:00 PM, Wednesday

Flood Watch | San Diego County deserts, mountains, inland valleys, coastal areas:
10:00 AM, Wednesday – 4:00 PM, Thursday

For the latest information on the forecast and the weather watches/advisories, download the News 8 app.

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Sand and Sandbags

San Diego County Office of Emergency Services and ReadySanDiego.org reports that free sand and sandbags are available to residents and business throughout San Diego County at the following locations:


Storm Preparedness & Resource Information

  • The Get it Done app can help you report blocked storm drains, potholes and broken street lights
  • Sign up for Alert San Diego notifications for all your telephone numbers
  • Report flooding to the City's emergency dispatch center at 619-527-7500
  • Report downed electrical lines or gas emergencies to San Diego Gas & Electric at 800-411-7343
  • ReadySanDiego.org has information on how to protect yourself and your property during a flooding situation

For more information on preparing for a storm and what to do during and after the rain, click here to be taken to the City of San Diego’s Storm Preparedness website.

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