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NWS: San Diego's first fall rain to disappear quickly

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Posted at 4:28 PM, Oct 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-25 20:42:13-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Light scattered showers fell throughout the day from Mission Valley to Carmel Valley.

While Sunday's rainfall marked the first fall rain for the region, Alex Tardy with the National Weather Service said that rain will disappear by Monday.

“We're looking at conditions that are bone dry, record dry. It’s never been this dry before and just a little bit of rain like this, while it's nice and we won’t have any fires [Sunday], once the dry air starts blowing through on Monday and continues into Tuesday, it's not going to make much of a difference,” Tardy said.

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Tardy said that San Diego may go long stretches without rainfall this season as we move into a dry La Niña winter. However, when the rain eventually comes, it could come in sporadic heavy storms.

Tardy also added that the conditions will have fire crews on high alert for weeks.

“It also means a delay in the start of our winter so we could be in for a very long fall period where we mostly see dry conditions,” Tardy says. “What that means for us is that fire danger [could be] continuing into the fall and well into the early winter.”