Snow on Mount Laguna
Light snow at Laguna Mountain Lodge on Saturday. Image from the lodge’s webcam

Rain, wind and snow are in the forecast for San Diego County through Sunday morning as the second in back-to-back winter storms moves through.

According to the National Weather Service office in San Diego, the wintery conditions are due to a pair of low pressure systems moving over Southern California.

“Today will be breezy and cool with scattered rain and mountain snow showers, most widespread in the afternoon and evening,” the weather service said. “Strong west winds in the mountains combined with fog and periods of snow will create difficult driving conditions this afternoon and evening.”

Rainfall on Saturday is expected to be less than on Friday, with just a tenth of an inch in most areas, along with an inch of snow in the mountains above 4,000 feet.

A winter weather advisory is in effect until 2 a.m. Sunday for the mountains, and a wind advisory for the deserts.

Highs on Saturday are forecast to be 57 to 62 along the coast, 57 to 62 in the western valleys, 48 to 53 near the foothills, 41 to 48 in the mountains and 63 to 68 in the deserts.

At the beaches, a high surf advisory is in effect, with waves of 3 to 6 feet and occasional sets to 8 feet.

“Dry and warmer weather returns for Sunday through early next week, as a Santa Ana pattern sets up,” the weather service said.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.