ABC 10News Pinpoint Weather for Sun. Feb. 27, 2022: Warming continues

Posted at 10:24 AM, Feb 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-27 22:19:00-05

The warming trend continues for a couple more days in San Diego County. Sunday's highs topped out mostly in the lower 70s, which is just a couple of degrees warmer than the seasonal average.

Monday, temperatures will climb a few more degrees, bringing a range of 70s along the coast and lower 80s inland. Mountains could approach 70º Monday.

Tuesday will be the warmest day of the week with highs anywhere between 10-20º warmer than the seasonal average.

This warming through mid-week is due to a shift toward a Santa Ana wind pattern, although the strongest winds will stay north of San Diego County, so wind gusts will peak in the 20-30 MPH range.

A Beach Hazards Statement is in place for coastal communities starting at 4 a.m. Monday and continuing until 4 a.m. Wednesday. Strong rip currents are likely.

The second half of the week will bring a dramatic shift, with daytime highs plummeting to cooler than the seasonal average by the end of the workweek. There is a slight chance for rain Friday, but it's not looking major at this time.

As February comes to a close, we can look at rain totals for the month. Similar to January, rain totals fell flat. San Diego measured just 0.7" of rain, which is less than a third of the monthly average of 2.2" for February. January only saw 0.16", which is a fraction of the usual 1.98" for the month.

Monday's Highs:
Coast: 72-78°
Inland: 79-84°
Mountains: 64-72°
Deserts: 81-86°

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