Clearer skies ahead after second winter storm

City News Service

There's a chance of scattered showers in San Diego County this morning but clearer skies and warmer temperatures are in store for the rest of the day.

A winter storm warning for the mountains is scheduled to expire at -1- o'clock this afternoon. The snow level is sitting at 25-hundred to 3-thousand feet ... with four to eight inches of snow accumulation between 3-thousand and 6- thousand feet. Anyone planning to head up to the higher elevations for a snow day is  encouraged to plan ahead for hazardous winter weather and possible road closures.

Highs today will be 63 to 68 degrees along the coast and in the western valleys ... 55 to 60 near the foothills ... 42 to 52 in the mountains and 60 to 65 in the deserts.

"Residents and travelers to the mountains should be prepared for hazardous winter weather and possible road closures," the Weather Service warned. "Carry chains and take extra food, water and clothing."

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