Fewer clouds tonight, with some areas of patchy fog possible by morning before a warm up begins.
St. Patrick's Day will be almost 10 degrees warmer, with highs mostly in the low-70s at the coast, mid-70s to low-80s inland, mid-60s in the mountains and mid to upper-80s under sunny skies. Expect mild Santa Ana winds out of the northeast at 15 to 40mph inland to the mountains.
Cooler this weekend as a storm dives south bringing a chance for showers late Saturday night into Sunday. Expect temperatures to plummet into the low to mid-60s for the coast and valleys by Sunday with 40s in the mountains and 70s in the deserts.
Preliminary forecast totals look to average between a few hundredths to .50" with the highest totals in the mountains. Snow levels will hover near 5,500 feet which may bring a dusting of snow to the highest mountains, but only rain is expected in Julian.
Gusty winds with the weekend storm will target the mountains and deserts with westerly gusts of 20 to 40mph, lasting from Saturday to Monday.
High pressure develops in the wake of the storm with bright sunshine and warmer conditions into next week.
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