Rain and wind at Silver Strand State Beach
Rain and wind at Silver Strand State Beach on Sunday afternoon. Courtesy OnScene.TV

The week ahead is shaping up to be wet and overcast across San Diego County after the first of three predicted storms brought light rain Sunday and dropped temperatures several degrees.

The storms that are expected later Sunday could include heavier rain, thunder and lightning, forecasters said.

Several areas of San Diego County saw one-tenth of an inch of rain Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

Forecasters said rainfall would surge Sunday evening, eventually totaling as much as half an inch overnight in coastal areas, twice as much in the foothills and upward of 1.5 inches in the mountains.

Monday and Tuesday are both expected to bring gusty winds and a 40 percent chance of rain, according to the weather agency.

A second storm will bring lower chances of rainfall on Wednesday and Thursday, followed by a third possible storm on Saturday.

– City News Service