San Diego County Braces for Storm Surge, Flooding and Terrible Traffic

Officials across the region are preparing for the first major storm of the winter, which could cause significant flooding and property damage and snarl morning and evening rush-hour commutes. The National Weather Service predicted that up to an inch of rain along the coast, and roughly twice that in the mountains, would soak the region starting late Monday night into this morning. Foothill communities above 5,000 feet could see light snow flurries.