The first in a pair of quick-succession springtime storms hit the San Diego area early today, delivering modest rainfall, cool temperatures and gusty winds before dissipating in the afternoon.
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By 5 p.m., the blustery atmospheric system had dropped just over a half-inch of precipitation in some locales along the coast, up to nearly two-thirds of an inch in valley communities, slightly over 1.5 inches in the mountains and a few tenths of an inch in the deserts, according to the National Weather Service.
Intermittent showers will continue in some parts of the county Wednesday evening before dwindling out completely overnight, according to forecasters.
A follow-up storm, stronger and colder than the first, is expected to arrive late Thursday night and linger until Saturday, bringing more rain, strong winds and potential for high-mountain snow, the NWS advised.
Precipitation totals from the second system likely will range from a half-inch to an inch along the coast and in the inland valleys, and one to three inches in the East County highlands, according to the weather service.
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