Showers, thunderstorms drench San Diego County; rain brought on by upper low pressure

Gusty winds blowing through mountains, deserts

SAN DIEGO - A low-pressure atmospheric system pulled rain clouds over the San Diego area from sub-tropic locales to the south Monday, bringing on-and-off showers to the region from morning into the evening hours.

The blustery spring storm was expected to continue dousing the county and generating strong desert and mountain winds into Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.



Over a 24-hour period ending at 5:30 p.m., the dark clouds dropped 0.83 of an inch of moisture at Palomar Mountain; 0.77 at Otay Mountain; 0.66 at Pine Hills Fire Station; 0.59 at Lake Cuyamaca; 0.55 in Oceanside; 0.51 in Santa Ysabel; 0.47 in Valley Center; 0.46 in Julian; 0.4 in Descanso; 0.39 in San Marcos; 0.36 in Ramona and Santee; 0.35 in La Mesa; 0.33 in Fallbrook and Flinn Springs; 0.26 in Point Loma; 0.2 at Montgomery Field airport; 0.16 at Lindbergh Field; 0.11 in Harbison Canyon and Poway; and 0.05 in the Granite Hills area of El Cajon.

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The showers should dwindle out over the afternoon Tuesday, making way for partly cloudy but dry conditions through the rest of the workweek and into the weekend, the NWS predicted.

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