Less rain expected for San Diego County

SAN DIEGO - The rain that has been falling over San Diego County this week is expected to lessen Tuesday afternoon as a low-pressure atmospheric system moves through the state.

Widespread showers continued along the coast and in the valleys and mountains Tuesday morning, but National Weather Service  forecasters say there is only a slight chance of rain in most of the county Tuesday afternoon.

Over a two-day period ending shortly after 5 a.m. today, nearly an inch of rain fell in Vista and on Palomar Mountain, .80 inches in Julian, .71 inches in Santa Ysabel, .64 inches in Escondido and .63 inches in Carlsbad.

Forecasters expected a few hundredths of an inch of rain or less to fall along the coast and in the valleys Tuesday morning. In the mountains, a tenth of an inch of rain or less was expected.

The weather service advised motorists to use caution on rain-slicked roads.

No hazardous weather is expected Wednesday through Monday, according to the NWS.

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