rain on the freeway
Rain on a San Diego freeway. Photo credit: Alexander Nguyen

A winter storm dumped an inch to an inch and a half of rain Friday and Saturday along the coast and inland valleys, and up to an inch and three quarters of rain in the mountains.

But it is departing, giving way to partly cloudy and cooler conditions Sunday and Monday, according to a National Weather Service forecaster.

“There could be some isolated showers throughout the county today, but it looks like this storm is pretty much done,” said NWS forecaster Tina Stall. “Sunday it will be cool and partly cloudy west of the mountains.”

Stall said temperatures Sunday will be in the mid- to upper-60s along the coast and in the valleys and between the mid-40s and mid-50s in the mountains.

The NWS forecaster said remnants of another Pacific storm expected Tuesday could be bring more precipitation.

“It will be significantly less than what we just got, probably a quarter-inch west of the mountains,” Stall said. “It will start early Tuesday morning, and wrap up by Tuesday night.”

The long-range forecast calls for a small chance of rain again next Saturday, Stall said.

City News Service