San Diego

Cooler weather returns with chance for rain this week

A storm system is predicted to maneuver into Southern California later within the week, bringing as a lot as 5 consecutive days of rain to San Diego County.

SAN DIEGO — Unseasonably heat weather set data in some elements of San Diego Monday and on Christmas, however a winter storm and cooler temperatures are coming, the National Weather Service reported.

“We’re going to get weak storm systems coming in with atmospheric rivers that will be getting here late Tuesday night into Wednesday,” NWS forecaster Adam Roser mentioned. “They are going to be weak, so the rain will be beneficial and won’t be too heavy.”

Roser predicted the rain complete from the incoming storm is more likely to be three-quarters of an inch to an inch in some locations.

“Along with that, we are going to be getting cooler weather, in the 60s instead of the 80s during the day,” Roser mentioned. “It is also looking like we will be getting some random light showers as well on Thursday and Friday.”

The longer-term forecast is for the weather to show moist once more for New Year’s weekend. “Maybe we’ll see another inch of rain or so across parts of San Diego,” Roser mentioned.

The heat weather set some data on Sunday and Monday throughout San Diego County.

“Sunday we saw the hottest temperature in the nation in San Pasqual Valley and Pala in Escondido, where the temperature got up to 88 degrees,” Roser mentioned. “Ramona also broke that community’s record with a temperature of 85 degrees on Sunday.”

The forecaster mentioned rural Alpine in East County tied its all-time excessive temperature for Christmas Day, hitting the 80-degree mark. “San Diego International Airport tied for the third-warmest Christmas on record, first set in 1874, with 80 degrees,” he added.

King tides caught round by means of Sunday. Morning excessive tides had an additional pull on them as a result of new moon. 

On the flip aspect, the shallow tides are a good time to take a look at the tide swimming pools. Click here for extra particulars.

The ridge might be swapped out for a trough of low stress over the area beginning on Monday. This will result in a stronger onshore circulation with extra clouds and cooler temperatures for the year’s remaining days. 

The system was additionally anticipated to carry excessive swells in coastal waters from the west-northwest across the center of the week and improve wind and wind waves. Combined seas may attain 10 ft on Wednesday by means of Thursday within the outer waters south and west of San Clemente Island.

Rain possibilities may even return to the forecast. With two storm techniques anticipated to comb by means of the West, these possibilities will begin late Tuesday night time and linger by means of Saturday. Models are nonetheless coming collectively on the precise timing and quantity, but it surely appears to be like like Wednesday is one of the best chance. 

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