Another day of warm conditions on Wednesday, but clouds will increase by the afternoon before a storm arrives to the area.
Weak Santa Ana winds will lead to dry conditions and occasional northeasterly winds of 15 to 35mph inland to the mountains this afternoon.
If headed to the beaches to enjoy the warm weather be prepared for elevated surf of 3 to 6 feet and strong rip currents. A Beach Hazard Statement is in effect until 4am Wednesday.
Temperatures plummet back to normal on Thursday, becoming even cooler Friday as a cold winter storm moves in.
The chance for showers will increase by Thursday evening, with widespread rain on Friday and a slight chance of thunderstorms. The best chance for Thunderstorms will be Thursday night into early Friday.
Westerly winds will pick up Thursday afternoon, remaining gusty through Saturday with the strongest winds of up to 50 to 60 mph in the mountains and deserts. Stronger gusts will be possible in isolated areas.
Chance for showers will continue into the weekend, potentially lingering into Sunday. Snow levels will drop each day starting around 5,000 feet on Friday which means just the highest mountains would see snow. Snow levels drop to 4,500 feet by Saturday continuing to fall to 4,000 feet by Saturday night into Sunday.
Snow accumulations will range from 1-3 inches between 4,000 to 5,000 feet, and 3-6" above 5,000 feet.
Rainfall totals for the coast and valleys will range from 0.35-1.00" and deserts could see light totals between 0.10-0.25"
Cooler than normal temperatures will stick around into the weekend with highs in the mid-50s to low-60s for the coast and valleys, 30s and 40s in the mountains and 60s in the deserts.
San Diego will start to dry out Sunday afternoon, with drier conditions early next week with below average temperatures through Tuesday.
San Diego measured just 0.70" of rain in February and with January only receiving 0.16"our deficit grows to 2.69" shy of the 7.14" normal for the water year.
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