A low-pressure system moving south will bring a 50 percent chance of scattered showers throughout San Diego County on Tuesday.
The National Weather Service office in San Diego said the best chance of showers will be late Tuesday morning through the evening in the mountains.
Rainfall totals could reach three-tenths of an inch in the mountains while less than one-tenth of an inch is expected everywhere else. No rain is expected in desert areas.
There is a 50 percent chance of rain Tuesday everywhere except mountain areas, which have a 70 percent chance, forecasters said. Snow levels will drop to 7,000 feet Tuesday afternoon.
Gusty winds are also expected Tuesday in the mountains and deserts. The weather service issued a wind advisory that will last until 9 p.m. Tuesday evening in those areas.
The westerly winds are expected to range from 25 to 35 mph, with gusts reaching 60 mph possible, forecasters said. Powerful winds could whip up sand and dust and create potentially hazardous driving conditions, especially for high-profile vehicles.
The rain and high winds are expected to leave the region by Wednesday morning and temperatures will warm through Thursday, according to the weather service.
High temperatures Tuesday will be 63 degrees at the beaches and inland, 63 in the western valleys, 54 to 59 near the foothills, 49 to 56 in the mountains and 71 to 76 in the deserts.
— From Staff and Wire Reports
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