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Megan's Forecast: Mild today then the storm door opens

Several days of rain this week
Updated: 2018-11-27 19:09:05Z
Forecast: Wind and showers this weekend
Forecast: Wind and showers this weekend

Mild today with temperatures topping out above normal under mostly sunny skies. The off-shore flow will weaken today, though it will still be quite dry and occasionally breezy inland.

The storm door is about to open with several days of rain ahead! We're tracking two systems with the first one bringing the heaviest rain, strong winds and a slight chance for thunderstorms.

Storm 1: Showers will develop by Wednesday evening becoming more widespread and heavier through the day Thursday. The bulk of the first system will hit Thursday afternoon into the night with showers lingering into Friday morning.

Rainfall totals will average between .50"  to 1.50" for the coast and valleys with 2" to 4" in the mountains and less than .50" in the deserts. Strong winds will accompany this system with westerly gusts of 35 mph for the coast and valleys and up to 60 mph or so in the mountains and deserts.

The major threats with this first system are localized flooding, ponding on the roadways, slick roads, downed trees and a few thunderstorms. A High Surf Advisory is also in place from Wednesday through Saturday for waves of 6 to 10 feet and sets to 12 feet along with dangerous rip currents.

Temperatures will plummet with highs in the 60's for the coast and valleys for the second half of the week.

Storm 2: Another round of rain and wind will arrive late Saturday into Sunday with more sunshine but still cool temperatures by Monday.

Stay with the 10News Pinpoint Weather team as we track the rain heading our way.

Tips to prepare for the rain: clear gutters, turn sprinklers off, replace old tires, check your windshield wipers and if possible bring pets inside.

Tuesday's Highs:

Coast: 67-74º 

Inland: 75-79° 

Mountains: 58-72° 

Deserts: 75-79°

Tips to make a fire plan:  Have a family meeting to figure out where you will go and who you need to contact. Organize important documents and have them ready to go, also remember to take all medications for your family and pets. We hope you never need to evacuate quickly, but being ready will help you keep your family safe. Remember to always evacuate with your pets.

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