Late season, cold storm brings snow to the Sierras, rain to San Diego

W.E Weather Depiction 4-7-15 1610Z

A cold storm that seems more like winter than early spring is moving through the Lake Tahoe area toward San Diego.

Snowfall of 3 to 5 inches can be expected in the Incline Village area today, with a dusting of flurries tonight. At the highest peaks of the Sierras 6 to 12 inches of snow can be expected.

To the south a band of light rain and showers along a weak cold front will move from Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties southeast into southwest California, affecting San Diego tonight. Rainfall amounts will be mostly a tenth of an inch or less. (See satellite picture as of 9:10 am this morning.)

As the storm system exits look for a bit of a warming trend with high temperatures rising to the 40’s at Incline Village, and into the upper 60’s to low 70’s across the San Diego County Valleys.