The light rain that fell in many parts of San Diego County on Wednesday night ended one of the longest periods without significant precipitation.
The airport received only 0.7 inches, but Del Mar and the Elfin Forest area got 0.17 inches.
“Wet roads were a rare sight across portions of the area overnight,” the weather service said Thursday. “But that is it for the rain. A dry weather regime is expected today through early next week.”
The only longer periods without significant precipitation were 231 days ending on Nov. 27, 2009, and 235 days ending on Nov. 16, 1973.
The weather service noted that it’s the second driest start to the California water year, which begins Oct. 1, and also the warmest local fall on record.