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ABC 10News Pinpoint Weather for Sun. Mar. 27, 2022: Rain coming!

Posted at 9:56 AM, Mar 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-27 22:23:16-04

An atmospheric river is heading toward San Diego County as of Sunday. Sunday evening, the marine layer will build and light rain is possible, but the major impacts of this storm begin Monday, favoring the P.M. hours. Areas west of the mountains and in the mountains will see the biggest impacts.

Timing:

  • Monday morning commute: light rain is possible.
  • Monday lunchtime: the first wave of heavy rain moves into the region, bringing moderate to heavy rain in the early afternoon hours.
  • Monday evening commute: a slight break but pockets of moderate rainfall are possible.
  • Monday late-night: heavy rain will impact most communities in the 10 p.m. to midnight range.
  • Overnight Monday: scattered showers are possible.
  • Tuesday morning commute: lingering light rain possible, but the worst will be over.
  • Tuesday afternoon: mostly clear with a few raindrops possible.

Rain totals with this storm are looking great. A majority of communities west of the mountains should get at least 0.75", with 1-2" likely for most regions. Keep in mind, San Diego is currently down about 3" for this water year.

Winds will also be picking up with this storm. The whole county is under a Wind Advisory, with coastal areas/inland areas staying under the advisory through 5 p.m. Monday and mountains/deserts remaining under advisory levels through 6 a.m. Tuesday. A Small Craft Advisory has also been issued from 5 a.m. Monday through 5 a.m. Tuesday.

Wednesday will clear up then another slight chance for light rain moves in Thursday, but this is looking minimal. Skies clear and temperatures warm back to normal by next weekend.

Monday's Highs:
Coast: 65-67°
Inland: 59-67°
Mountains: 53-60°
Deserts: 76-81°

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