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Wind advisory in effect until day’s end

Wet and windy weather was expected in San Diego County today, along with snow at the higher elevations.

The National Weather Service said a late-season storm originating in the Gulf of Alaska would likely drop up to an inch of rain west of the mountains through Thursday, and up to 2 inches on coastal mountain slopes. One or two inches of snow was forecast for elevations of more than 4,500 feet, according to the NWS.

Strong winds with gusts up to 45 mph were likely in coastal and valley areas this afternoon, while up to 50 mph gusts were expected in the mountains and deserts, said the NWS.

A wind advisory issued Tuesday by the agency for the mountains and deserts was scheduled to remain in effect until 5 p.m. today. The NWS said a wind advisory for coastal and valley areas would go in effect at 8 a.m. today and remain in effect until 5 p.m.

There will also be a high rip current risk today, with 5-6 foot surf.

“High, very strong currents and dangerous swimming conditions are expected,” according to a NWS statement.

Forecasters said temperatures today would peak in the low 60s along the coast, low 50s to low 60s in the valleys, high 40s in the mountains, and mid 60s in the deserts.