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ABC 10News Pinpoint Weather for Sat. Mar. 19, 2022: Light rain tonight

Posted at 9:57 AM, Mar 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-20 02:26:42-04

Just in time for the first day of spring Sunday, rain is on the way to San Diego County!

As of Saturday evening, the Pacific storm is positioned just north of San Diego. Locally, rain chances will peak in the midnight to 4 a.m. range, with lingering light showers possible into the morning. By Sunday afternoon, skies will clear and sunshine will return. Rainfall will mostly be light with average totals between a tenth and a quarter of an inch.

A Wind Advisory is in place through 5 a.m. Sunday for the eastern parts of the county. Gusts up to 40 MPH are possible in the mountains and deserts during that time frame.

A Small Craft Advisory has also been issued through 11 p.m. Sunday for coastal waters.

Saturday brought near-normal temperatures for this time of year, with highs peaking in the upper 70s for areas west of the mountains. Sunday, mild temperatures continue with 60s expected for most of the county.

A rapid warming trend begins once this system clears, bringing temperatures back to the 70s by Monday then jumping an additional 5-10º by Tuesday. Highs will peak in the Tuesday-Thursday range with potentially record-breaking heat. Sunny skies will persist through the week and fire danger increases as well.

Sunday's Highs:
Coast: 64-69°
Inland: 66-71°
Mountains: 55-64°
Deserts: 79-83°

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