There is still a slight chance a light dusting of no more than an inch or so of snow will cover the mountains at higher elevations on Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service. The snow that topped peaks in Mount Laguna and lower elevations began to melt Saturday as temperatures climbed higher.
Light winds graced most of the region as temperatures throughout the county remained cooler than usual Saturday, despite being about 5 degrees warmer than Friday, according to the NWS. The slightly warmer days and cold nights were expected to continue through the weekend.
Temperatures overnight dipped into the 20s inland and in parts of the high desert. A freeze watch remains in effect Saturday night for valleys, the inland empire and deserts. Locales included under the advisory include Alpine, Jamul, Rainbow, Ramona and Valley Center.
Saturday night, temperatures throughout the county from the coast to the valleys will hit lows between 35 to 45, with lows in the mountains dipping as low as 19 to 26 degrees. Forecasters warned that such low temperatures can damage unprotected plants and crops and could harm outdoor animals.
Temperatures are expected to reach between 5 to 10 degrees above normal by Wednesday followed by another cold, wet system that is expected to move into the county Friday.