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San Diego's Weather Forecast for March 18, 2022: Cooler Weekend with Light Rain

Posted at 5:15 AM, Mar 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-19 01:13:01-04

Clear skies this evening with increasing clouds after midnight, ahead of a storm arriving late Saturday.

Temperatures will much cooler around the county with mid 60s near the coast and low 70s inland, the winds increase in the afternoon, and rain will start around 10pm.

Rainfall will mostly be light with average totals between a few hundredths and a quarter of an inch. Snow levels will hover near 5,000 to 5,500 feet which may bring a dusting of snow to the highest mountains.

Gusty winds will target the mountains and deserts late Saturday into early Sunday with westerly gusts of 25 to 45mph. Coast and inland areas will see gusts of 15 to 25mph.

Spring begins this Sunday, we will start the day with light rain but the sunshine by the afternoon as the storm moves away. It'll be a colder day with daytime highs trending 5 to 10 degrees below normal. The cool down is brief, temperatures will start heating up next week.

A warming trend will take over the county, becoming even warmer by Tuesday with 70s at the coast and 80s inland. It's possible temperatures could get close to record highs on Tuesday and Wednesday but warmer conditions and sunny skies will be with for the first week of Spring.

Saturday's Highs:
Coast: 64-69°
Inland: 67-72°
Mountains: 61-70°
Deserts: 85-90°

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