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ABC 10News Pinpoint Weather for Sun. Mar. 20, 2022: Warming this week

Posted at 11:46 AM, Mar 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-20 21:54:11-04

Skies have cleared and a warming trend will now begin.

The system that brought rain to San Diego County has moved east. Most of the rain fell in the overnight hours between midnight and about 4 a.m. Sunday morning. Here are some 24-hour rain totals:

* Otay Mountain: 0.48"
* Oceanside: 0.44"
* Miramar: 0.36"
* Kearny Mesa: 0.34"
* Mt. Woodson: 0.36"
* La Mesa: 0.29"
* San Diego Airport: 0.29"
* Chula Vista: 0.13"

The Wind Advisory for our mountains and deserts was extended and now ends at 8 p.m. Sunday evening. The Small Craft Advisory for coastal beaches ends at 11 p.m. Sunday night.

Conditions will see an extreme drying and warming trend into the next couple of days. Monday, temperatures will climb a couple of degrees, bringing mostly upper 60s and into the mid-70s for regions west of the mountains. Then, faster warming will take place into Tuesday with more regions reaching the 80s.

These above-average conditions remain through the end of the workweek before cooling arrives by next weekend.

A Santa Ana wind pattern will dominate through this dry and warm period, meaning fire risk will be higher for the next week.

Monday's Highs:
Coast: 66-73°
Inland: 73-78°
Mountains: 66-73°
Deserts: 83-88°

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