Forecaster predicts ‘cold and showery winter storm’ Tuesday, Wednesday
Sunday, Feb. 17—A winter storm could drop snow at low elevations of the region Tuesday evening and Wednesday, the National Weather Service warns.
The storm will be hit-and-miss, much like the storm last week that hit some mountain locations with more than two feet of snow and left others with mere dustings, said meteorologist Rich Thompson at the National Weather Service.
Winter storm watches were posted by San Diego forecasters, warning about snow in the higher points of the Inland Empire and San Diego County.
Snow levels will start at 6,000 feet Tuesday afternoon, and then drop to 2,000 feet by Wednesday morning as cold reinforcing air comes in from the Aleutian islands, the NWS said.
Pine Valley and Julian might see 4 to 8 inches.
Interstate 8 in East County could be expected to be snow-covered Tuesday night into Wednesday, the statement said. Snow might freeze on the freeway from Alpine into Imperial County.
Coastal and valley locations can expect between a third of an inch to one inch of rain on Tuesday night and Wednesday, Thompson said.
Thunderstorms and thunder-snow storms could develop Wednesday.
“These could deliver a dusting on one mountain, and 10 to 15 inches of snow on the other,” Thompson said. “This will just be one of those cold and showery winter storms.”
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