Several days of wet weather begin tomorrow
Two storms moving into the Joey River will bring rain tomorrow into Tuesday along with high surf and possible thunderstorms.
The first storm will bring some light rain early tomorrow morning with shower activity increasing in the afternoon with the brunt of the moisture arriving Saturday night into early Sunday morning.
Shower activity will taper off Sunday afternoon before a second storm brings more widespread rain through Sunday night and into Monday. This storm will be more impactful with heavy rain and thunderstorms possible. Monday looks set to be sunny with morning and evening commutes affected by rain and puddles on the roads. It would be a good day to work from home if you are able to. The rain will decrease in intensity during the day on Tuesday and dry up by Wednesday.
Average rainfall totals Saturday through Tuesday will range from 1.00 to 2.00 inches with higher amounts isolated in the mountains and 0.25 to 0.75 inches in the deserts.
High surf will impact beaches with a high surf advisory from 4am Saturday until 2pm Sunday for waves between 5 and 7 feet high and up to 8 feet high along with dangerous rip currents. A coastal flood warning is also in effect on Sunday from 2am to 2pm due to the risk of flooding of low-lying areas such as beach car parks and timber barriers. Locations most vulnerable to flooding include Cardiff, Seaside State Beaches, parts of Del Mar, La Jolla Shores, Mission Beach and Imperial Beach. Sunday’s high tide will be 5.6 minutes at 539 AM.
These are relatively warm storms, so no snow is expected in our local mountains, and snow levels are expected to remain above 7,000 feet.
Stay with the Pinpoint Weather team as we track these storms through the weekend.
These storms will benefit the entire state of California including San Diego as our water deficit for the year continues to grow. Since the water year began on October 1, Lindbergh Field has accumulated 1.69 inches of rain, 2.56 inches below where we should be at this time of year. This time last year, we collected 7.51 inches of rain after several atmospheric rivers. Despite the lack of rain, California is still out of drought mode, and with recent storms in Northern California, snowpack has reached about 50% of normal.
Highest levels on Saturday:
Coast: 61-65 degrees
Mountains: 50-61 degrees
Deserts: 72-74 degrees
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