Dry, tranquil weather is expected to return to San Diego County Saturday following the departure of a mild winter storm that brought showers and brisk winds to the region.
Saturday’s forecast sets the chance of rain at zero, with mile winds and a high temperature near 70. Partly cloudy conditions are in Saturday’s forecast, with dense morning fog along the coast and in the mountains and valleys. Light winds are expected in most areas after daybreak.
State Radar Loop (early morning)It’s raining all across California this morning, pretty much except for the San Diego region of extreme Southern California! Here is the latest state radar loop. Expect some light rain showers to affect affect Orange, Western Riverside, and Southwest San Bernardino Counties this morning, while San Diego may see only sprinkles or a few showers at best. Rain in far Southern California will end by midday with partly cloudy conditions for the afternoon. Dry tomorrow and a little warmer.
Posted by US National Weather Service San Diego California on Saturday, January 7, 2017
Before tapering off, the trough of low pressure dropped 1.15 inches of rain on Palomar Mountain; .92 of an inch in Birch Hill; .73 on Volcan Mountain and in Julian; .62 in Fallbrook; .58 in Santa Ysabel and at Camp Pendleton; .53 on Mount Woodson; .47 in Poway and De Luz; .41 at Lake Cuyamaca; .40 in Bonsall; .38 in Descanso; .35 in Escondido and Oceanside; .32 in San Diego’s University Heights neighborhood; .30 in Alpine; .27 in Santee and Vista; .23 in Chula Vista; .20 in Lakeside; .18 in San Marcos; .17 in Carlsbad and Encinitas; .15 at Lindbergh Field; .12 in Solana Beach; .08 in San Ysidro, according to National Weather Service data.
Gusty winds in the mountains also weakened as the low-pressure trough moved east and out of the area. Partly cloudy conditions are in Saturday’s forecast, with dense morning fog along the coast and in the mountains and valleys. Light winds are expected in most areas after daybreak.
Although northern and central California are bracing for very heavy rain and snow from a so-called atmospheric river, only light rain is expected in Southern California.
Locally, rain will likely fall on Monday in coastal areas, the valleys and the mountains, forecasters said. Only a slight chance of rain is in the forecast for the deserts.
— City News Service
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