A strong jet stream moving through California will bring scattered light showers Monday from the mountains westward in San Diego County and strong, gusty winds to parts of the mountains and deserts.
The National Weather Service office in San Diego forecast a 50 percent change of rain west of the mountains along with winds gusting to 25 mph. East of the mountains, gusts will be as high as 50 mph.
Some coastal areas of San Diego received trace amounts of rain on Sunday night.
“This is all brought to us by a strong jet stream shooting through California, the same one that brought a lot of rain to Northern California the last few days,” according to the weather service.
High temperatures Monday will be from the low to mid 70s, and lows overnight will be in the mid 50s along the coast and about 5 degrees cooler inland.
The rain comes as a long-period northwest swell brings elevated surf to the San Diego coast. The highest surf, with swells of 5 to 6 feet, will be on west facing beaches.
High tides greater than 6 feet combined with the above average surf will increase the threat of minor tidal overflow at area beaches.
Forecasters said much warmer and drier weather is just around the corner.
“Moderate to locally strong Santa Ana winds will likely create very dry, hot and windy conditions Wednesday and Thursday through and below the mountain passes and canyons, along coastal foothills and into portions of the inland valleys,” according to the weather service.
City News Service contributed to this article.
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