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Winter storm headed into San Diego Monday night

Winter storm expected in San Diego Monday and Tuesday.
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Southern California weather forecasts are predicting a powerful storm to roll into the county on Monday and Tuesday with snow likely in the San Diego mountain regions.

The National Weather Service says the heavy rains aren’t expected until late Monday evening with lows in the 60’s.

The brunt of the storm will happen Tuesday with heavy rains and temperatures in the low 60’s and wind gusts up to 40 mph in some areas. A wind advisory will go into effect at midnight on Tuesday and last until 6 pm.

Snow is expected above 8,000 feet throughout Southern California on Monday night with San Diego receiving snowfall as low as 5,000 feet on Tuesday.

The worst of this winter storm is expected to bypass urban areas, but for Hillcrest and surrounding neighborhoods thunderstorms and heavy rainfall are forecast.

Flash flood warnings are issued for Los Angeles, Riverside and Orange counties.