San Diego can expect warm, dry weather over the coming week after a cool weekend and a storm that dropped up to half an inch of rain.
“An upper level ridge will slowly build in over the U.S. West Coast, ushering in much warmer temperatures as well as extended offshore flow for the week ahead,” the National Weather Service office in San Diego.
“High temperatures Tuesday through Thursday will top out 10 to 15 degrees above seasonal normals for many coastal and valley locations,” the agency said.
The warmer weather follows a cool weekend with light rainfall Saturday night and Sunday morning. The county mountains and valleys received the most rain, with several areas reporting more than a half inch .
Weak to moderate Santa Ana winds were forecast to develop Sunday night and prevail through midweek.
Highs on Monday are forecast to be 66 to 71 near the coast, 73 inland, 73 to 78 in the valleys, 66 to 73 in the mountains and 83 to 88 in the deserts.
Surf of 3 to 6 feet is expected through early Monday, with local sets to 7 feet
on beaches south of Del Mar. The surf will begin to subside late Monday morning.