The first of two Pacific storm systems reached San Diego County on Tuesday, bringing light to moderate rain that will last through the end of the workweek, according to the National Weather Service.
The initial cold trough moving in from the west arrived Tuesday afternoon and began dropping rain Tuesday evening.
The first storm cell was expected to drop up to a quarter-inch of rain in coastal and inland valley areas through late Wednesday night, anywhere from a half-inch to three-quarters of an inch in the mountains and less than one- tenth on an inch in the deserts, according to the weather service.
The bulk of the rain is expected to fall on Wednesday, NWS Meteorologist Adam Roser said.
Snow levels will remain above 8,000 feet through Wednesday night then drop to 5,000 feet as the second storm arrives, Roser said.
The first storm will taper off late Wednesday night before another cold trough sweeps into the region Thursday and brings scattered showers through Friday night, the meteorologist said.
–City News Service
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