San Diego

Days of wet weather expected into the new year

A sequence of storm techniques are expected to maneuver by way of the West over the subsequent 8 days. The first will carry rain Wednesday morning.

SAN DIEGO — Expect mild to average rainfall as a weakening atmospheric river strikes by way of Southern California. Rain will proceed by way of early Wednesday morning.

Street flooding and slick roads will probably be a problem throughout the morning commute on Wednesday. 

As far as rainfall totals are involved, fashions are suggesting 0.50″ to 0.70″ west of the mountains with as much as an inch attainable in the mountains. The desert would not appear to get a lot from this method, probably 0.01 – 0.10″ by way of Wednesday morning. 

This additionally would not look to be an enormous snow maker. Most atmospheric river occasions usually are not. They are inclined to have excessive snow ranges. With this method, it would begin over 9,000 ft tonight and decrease close to 6,000 ft on Wednesday. 

Gusty winds will choose up with the passage of this method by way of Wednesday as effectively. Expect the strongest gusts 30 – 40 mph to influence alongside the desert mountain slopes.

The surf will stay excessive by way of Thursday. Expect surf heights from 5 to eight ft by way of Wednesday. There will probably be a minor change on Thursday with heights to 4 to 7 ft. 

Conditions will dry out by Wednesday afternoon with lingering cool air behind this fast-moving storm. Rain probabilities will decrease by way of Saturday as the storm monitor stays north of us. There is a slight probability we may see remoted mild showers. Then comes the weekend and the new year! 

Another fast mover will sweep by way of the West. This system will probably be larger and the low will shut in on us and result in heavier rain and probably mountain snow. 

As of Tuesday night, prompt rainfall totals are 0.75″ to 1.25″, west of the mountains. The desert may obtain 0.25″ to 0.75″. 

Our native mountains may see an upwards of 1″ to 3″ with 0.10″ to 1″ of snow in our native mountains. The snow stage will probably be close to 5,000 ft on Saturday and Sunday.

**Remember: these totals are topic to alter with every forecast mannequin run**

The sky will briefly dry out for the first Monday of 2023, however it will not final very lengthy. Models counsel one other storm system may carry countywide rain Tuesday and Wednesday of subsequent week.

CBS 8 viewers seize a stunning dawn throughout San Diego Tuesday, December 27, 2022.

“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 whole from the incoming storm is prone 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.”

A High Surf Advisory has been issued for San Diego County Beaches till Thursday at 4 p.m. Large breaking waves of 5 to eight ft expected with remoted larger units on west-facing seashores, in addition to harmful rip currents. 

The longer-term forecast is for the weather to show wet 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 information 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.

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