Rain fell intermittently on the coast Monday as rain cells moved through the county.
Rain along the coast. File photo by Chris Stone

The National Weather Service office in San Diego said the next storm to douse the region will begin Wednesday morning and continue in two waves through Thursday before a dry and sunny weekend.

“A cold, low-pressure system moving southward through California will bring more widespread precipitation today and more showery precipitation along with a slight chance of thunderstorms for late tonight into Thursday,” the agency said.

Rainfall over the two days is forecast to be .5 to 1.0 inches along the coast and in the valleys, 1.0 to 2.0 inches in the mountains, and .05 to .25 inches in the deserts.

Snowfall of 6 to 10 inches is possible in the mountains above 5,000 feet.

Highs Wednesday are expected to be 59 to 63 along the coast, 56 to 61 in the valleys, 46 to 56 in the mountains and 70 to 75 in the deserts.

Dry, sunny and warmer weather is expected for the weekend.

Updated at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 29, 2023

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