Saturday’s storm broke daily precipitation records in San Diego, making it the rainiest July 18th since record-keeping began in 1850. The storm brought 1.03 inches of rain, shattering the previous record for this date of .01 inches of rain in 1922.
Six other communities in Southern California also broke precipitation records on Saturday, including Ramona, which saw the most rain at 1.2 inches.
The rain came in the aftermath of Hurricane Dolores, which moved offshore from Baja California, bringing with it rain, thunder and lightning.
The storm is expected to continue intermittently through the weekend, with beach hazards in effect through Monday.
“Monsoon moisture will bring a chance of showers and thunderstorms this weekend, and some contribution of that moisture could come from the remnants of Dolores,” according to the National Weather Service. “In addition, Dolores will generate large southerly swell that will produce big surf and strong rip currents on south facing beaches this weekend.”
South-facing beaches could see swells of up to 7 feet.
City News Service contributed to this report.
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