Storm will bring heavy rain, gale warning

City News Service

A strong Pacific storm that could cause flash flooding and mud slides likely will arrive in San Diego County late today, forecasters said.

According to the National Weather Service, rainfall will be widespread
and moderate to heavy in some areas, lasting through at least Saturday night.

The agency estimates the storm will drop up to 2 inches of rain in coastal and valley areas, and up to 4 inches in the mountains. The deserts are expected to get up to an inch of rain.

The storm also is expected to cause snow in the mountains, down to about 3,000 feet by Sunday morning.

“People should stay informed on this approaching storm,” the NWS
advised. “The rain will cause slick roads. Snow, blowing snow and fog will make travel hazardous in the mountains. People planning travel in the mountains late (today) and Saturday should be prepared for winter weather conditions.”

A flash flood watch is scheduled to go in effect from 1 p.m. to Saturday afternoon. Also, a gale warning — meaning winds of 34 to 47 knots are imminent or occurring off the coast — is scheduled to go in effect locally from this evening through Saturday morning.

Related posts:

  1. Downed tree blocks southbound traffic on Torrey Pines Road near Throat
  2. Heat wave expected to hit region Friday
  3. Robber who hit La Jolla Chase bank, 2 others sentenced to 24 years
  4. Grant to aid climate studies at SIO, UCSD
  5. Bird Rock student shares story of mother’s breast cancer

Short URL: http://www.lajollalight.com/?p=35765

Posted by Staff on Feb 18, 2011. Filed under La Jolla, News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

La Jolla Community Calendar

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

RSS North Coastal News

  • Focus on senior portraits July 31, 2014
    As part of its contract with the San Dieguito Union High School District to shoot senior yearbook portraits, Keane Studios, located in Carmel Valley, receives personal contact information for each 12th-grade student and their parents. Some parents say this is wrong, citing a violation of privacy rights. “A few weeks ago I received a letter that [child’s] per […]
  • Carmel Valley gymnast medals at national tournament July 31, 2014
    Christopher Lucio of Carmel Valley competed in the U.S.A. Gymnastics trampoline and tumbling national champions held recently in Louisville, Ky. […]
  • Alt-rockers Neon Trees coming to Del Mar Racetrack, betting on ‘a little more pop’ to please fans July 31, 2014
    Neon Trees guitarist Chris Allen is outside a dentist's office not far from Murrieta, where he grew up. “We just finished the first leg of our tour, so I’m back home for a bit,” he said. But Allen won’t be home for long, since the band has an album to promote and a tour date coming up Aug. 1 at the Del Mar Racetrack for the Four O’Clock Friday concert s […]