Sheriff's cruiser in snow.
A San Diego Sheriff’s cruiser in the mountains on Monday. Image from @SDSheriff via Twitter

A cold Pacific storm that drenched the San Diego region with rain and mountain snow for two days will finally end Tuesday morning.

“Showers over southern San Diego County will end early this morning. Then dry and warmer through Saturday with Saturday high temperatures near to a few degrees above average,” the National Weather Service said.

It will be clear and warmer on Tuesday after a period of patchy morning fog.

Highs are expected to be around 62 along the coast and in the western valleys, 53 to 58 near
the foothills, 44 to 53 in the mountains and around 62 in the deserts.

Precipitation for the past 48 hours totaled 0.34 inches at San Diego International Airport, 0.60 in Point Loma, 0.66 in Encinitas, 0.77 in Escondido, 1.07 at Lake Cuyamaca and 0.16 at Borrego Springs.

The snow level was 1 inch on Mount Laguna and 3.5 inches on Mount Palomar.

The county’s Department of Environmental Health and Quality has issued a rain advisory for all coastal beaches and bays due to recent rainfall. Water contact such as swimming, surfing and diving should be avoided during rain and for 72 hours following due to high bacteria levels.

Updated at 7:50 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.