Updated at 12:55 p.m. Nov. 3. 2015
It’s been nearly six weeks, but autumn seems to have finally gotten its footing.
A cool storm doused the San Diego area with intermittent downpours Tuesday and buffeted the region with high winds, ending a lingering spate of summer- like heat and humidity.
By late morning, the bands of dark clouds had dropped upwards of two- thirds of an inch of precipitation, and peak gusts of 60 mph had been recorded on Volcan Mountain and Boucher Hill, according to the National Weather Service.
The unsettled atmospheric system, which began moving over the county on Monday, was expected to push temperatures 10 to 20 degrees below seasonal norms in some inland locales and could deliver dustings of snow to the highest mountain peaks, the NWS advised.
Rainfall tallies as of 10:30 a.m. included 0.68 of an inch at Lake Cuyamaca; 0.66 in the Palomar area; 0.64 in Pine Hills; 0.63 in Julian; 0.36 on Otay Mountain; 0.35 in Descanso; 0.31 in Santa Ysabel; 0.29 on Mount Laguna; 0.28 at Henshaw Dam; 0.21 in Alpine and Del Mar; 0.2 in Oceanside and Ramona; 0.19 in Rancho Bernardo; 0.13 in San Marcos; 0.12 in northern Santee; 0.1 in Mission Valley and Lakeside; 0.08 in Fallbrook and Lemon Grove; 0.07 in Carlsbad and El Cajon; 0.06 in Linda Vista; 0.05 in Poway; 0.04 in San Ysidro and Serra Mesa; and 0.02 at Lindbergh Field.
The showers likely will continue through Wednesday evening, forecasters said. Another warming trend will begin Thursday and continue into the weekend, according to the NWS.
— City News Service
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