Powerful Pacific Storm, Winds, Set To Strike Southern California

February 16, 2017

The National Weather Service says another series of powerful Pacific storms will bring heavy rain and strong winds to the west coast over the next few days.  The greatest impact period is forecast to be Friday night.

Saturated soils from previous rains could lead to additional floods, flash floods, and mudslides along the west coast. The most intense rainfall is forecast to inundate Southern California Friday into Saturday.

A Flash Flood Watch will be in effect for San Diego Coastal, Valley and Mountain areas from 12 noon Friday, 2/17 until 4:00pm Saturday, 2/18.

A High Wind Warning will also be in effect for San Diego County from 7:00am Friday, 2/17 until 2:00am Saturday, 2/18.

An extended period of high surf is also expected during this storm, with a High Surf Advisory in effect from now until 7:00am Sunday, 2/19.

For those traveling north, a Winter Storm Warning will be in effect from 7:00am Friday, 2/18 until 7:00am Saturday, 2/19 for the San Bernardino and Riverside County mountains.  Snow levels are expected to drop to between 5,000 and 5,500 feet on Saturday morning.