The storm that has brought wet weather to the region is expected to clear Wednesday, but in the meantime Mother Nature has provided conditions that have prompted separate flood, wind and winter weather advisories Tuesday.
In the local deserts, a wind advisory is in effect through midnight, and then again from 4 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
Gusts are expected to reach 55 mph, and the NWS reports “driving will be difficult, especially for motorists with high profile vehicles. Some damage to large signs and traffic lights is also possible.”
Meanwhile in the mountains above 6,000 feet, a winter weather advisory remains in effect through 5 p.m. Tuesday, with snowfall likely to drop to the 4,500-foot level, according to the NWS.
As a result of Tuesday’s showers, a flood advisory was issued and remained in effect until 3:15 p.m. in Southwest Riverside County and North Central San Diego County.
Minor flooding has been reported across the county as a result of the showers.
Looking ahead, rain is in the forecast again on Sunday, but forecasters are predicting partly sunny skies Christmas Day.