According to weather forecasts, on Monday morning, a south wind blows with gusts of up to 40 m/s on the desert slopes of the mountains. On Monday afternoon, the wind should ease slightly after the wind changes direction to the west.
A high wind warning is in effect for coastal areas of San Diego County from Tuesday 6:00 am to 10:00 pm.
A stronger storm system is expected on Tuesday and Wednesday. This storm was expected to bring periods of moderate to heavy rain and snowfall in the mountains starting Tuesday.
Snow levels could start high on Monday afternoon, around 6,500 feet, and then drop briefly to 5,000 feet on Monday evening.
There may be a brief lull in precipitation from Monday evening to Tuesday morning, but stronger and more extensive precipitation should fall during the Tuesday afternoon, according to the NWS. The heaviest and most massive precipitation is expected on Tuesday afternoon and evening, when the peak of atmospheric river moisture will move through the region.
Rain is expected to continue until Wednesday, but will be less than on Tuesday.
Several rivers in San Diego County are forecast to reach monitoring levels by Tuesday evening, including the San Diego River in Fashion Valley. Some of the low water crossings in the Fashion Valley were expected to be flooded.
Mountains and deserts can see the strongest winds with gusts potentially in excess of 70 mph, mostly on desert mountain slopes and deserts with a cold frontal passage on Tuesday afternoon.
Strong wind watch was posted in all areas from Tuesday morning until Tuesday evening.
There is a chance of light rain during the weekend from Friday to the weekend. The most likely scenario so far has been some late-week drought with continued cool conditions, the NWS said.
There was a strong wind warning