Raindrop in Mt. Helix puddle reflects clouds. Photo by Chris Stone

Widespread drizzle was occurring Saturday west of the San Diego County mountains, where a few tenths of an inch of precipitation was recorded, the National Weather Service said.

Patchy fog reduced visibility in a few spots Saturday morning, with visibility of one mile reported at Oceanside Airport.

High temperatures along the coast Saturday were predicted to be around 67 degrees with overnight lows of 51-56. Western valley highs will be around 67, and 61-66 near the foothills with overnight lows of 46-53. Mountain highs were expected to be 58-66 with overnight lows of 41-48. Highs in the deserts will be 81-86 with overnight lows of 55-63.

Sunday was expected to be a dry and mild day, forecasters said.

A storm on Monday could bring rain over and west of the mountains with a chance for rain in the deserts.

On Tuesday, the trough was predicted to move east as high pressure builds over the Southwest for generally clear skies and warmer days through Friday.

Northwest winds with gusts around 20 knots were expected in the outer waters Saturday afternoon and evening, the NWS said. A storm system was forecast to bring another round of west-northwest winds with gusts around 20 knots for all areas and combined seas of 6-9 feet Monday afternoon into Tuesday, highest in the outer waters.

A series of west-northwest swells was predicted to bring elevated to high surf and a high rip current risk to Southern California beaches through Wednesday. Surf may increase to 3-5 feet Saturday with sets to 7 feet possible. A larger and longer period west-northwest swell, and a long period south- southwest swell was expected to arrive Monday, bringing even higher surf to the beaches through Wednesday.

–City News Service

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