Storm will bring rain, snow to San Diego County

SAN DIEGO -- Just like the first one, the second weekend of the new year will bring some downpours and dustings of mountain snow to the San Diego area.

A south-moving storm will begin dousing the county with rain and frozen white flakes late Friday evening or early Saturday, the National Weather Service advised.

Most coastal, inland-valley and mountain locales will get anywhere from a quarter-inch to three-fifths of an inch of precipitation, with a few spots seeing up to an inch, meteorologists predicted.

The deserts likely will receive between one-tenth and a two-fifths of an inch of rain over the day, according to the NWS.

The snow level is expected to hover just below the 6,000-foot mark, with traces possible as low as 5,500 feet.

The rainfall, which may be heavy and accompanied by isolated thunderstorms at times, should dissipate Saturday afternoon and stop entirely by Sunday, according to the NWS.

Another period of scattered showers is in the forecast next week for the far southern reaches of California, possibly beginning as early as Monday and continuing, off and on, through Friday.