San Diego

Drier days before a Winter storm arrives over the weekend

By Wednesday afternoon, rain possibilities dried up and can keep like that by Saturday. But, a sturdy storm system will carry possible widespread rain on Sunday.

SAN DIEGO — A weak storm system is exiting east this night. We noticed indicators of its exit with much less cloud protection by Wednesday afternoon. For the remainder of the evening, anticipate temperatures to be even colder with a few passing clouds on the bottom of the low. 

We’ll see a few passing excessive clouds by Thursday afternoon. Expect daytime highs will stay cooler than typical for this time of the year.

SEASONAL (AVERAGE) HIGHS:

  • Coast close to 67° 
  • Inland valleys close to 66° 
  • Mountains close to 51° 
  • Desert close to 70°

The surf will stay 1 to three ft with a low threat of rip currents by Friday.

The second half of the week will carry drier days as we sit in-between methods. Expect principally sunny skies with no main adjustments to our temperatures. The jet stream will take a extra pronounced dip and ship one other storm system in our path by the second half of the weekend. 

As of Wednesday night, fashions present a sturdy, chilly Winter storm system transferring in throughout the West. This will drastically enhance our rain possibilities beginning late Saturday evening by Monday morning. The heaviest, most widespread exercise will probably be Sunday afternoon and night with possible rain. This relatively massive system could have the snow degree beginning close to 6,500 ft Saturday evening before dropping close to 4,000 ft late Sunday evening. We might see 1 – 2″ in our local mountains. Big Bear could get an upwards of 6″. 

Additionally, gusty west winds will return and be strongest Sunday afternoon by Monday morning. Parts of the county might clock gusts as much as 70 mph. The strongest gust will favor the backcountry. Worth noting, there’s a good likelihood a wind alert will probably be issued, together with a winter climate alert for our native mountains.

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