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.
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