Christmas Tree
A gull flies by the Ocean Beach Christmas tree. Photo by Chris Stone

After a pleasant Christmas Day across Southern California, Monday will continue to be warm and sunny in the San Diego region.

“High temperatures today will remain well above normal, with some low 80s possible again in the valleys and low deserts,” the National Weather Service said.

Highs are expected to reach 72 along the coast, 76 inland, 83 in the western valleys, 75 in the mountains and 80 in the deserts, according to the weather agency.

But then rain is in the forecast from Tuesday through the New Year’s weekend.

The weather service said it will be “noticeably cooler on Tuesday with the approach of a series of Pacific storms” during the week.

“Periods of precipitation and gusty winds are likely from late Tuesday through early next week.” the agency said.

While there was a large spread in how wet these systems could be for southwestern California, the more likely days for widespread and significant precipitation are Wednesday and again around Saturday, forecasters said.

No hazardous marine weather was forecast through Monday afternoon.

Updated at 7:40 a.m., Monday, Dec. 26, 2022

City News Service contributed to this article.