San Diego's Weather Forecast for March 4, 2022: Scattered Showers Saturday Afternoon

Posted at 6:11 AM, Mar 04, 2022

Isolated showers will be possible overnight, with better chances Saturday afternoon as the next wave of low pressure arrives.

Storm two will bring increasing showers tomorrow afternoon and evening. The second storm brings colder air and lower snow levels, along with a slight chance of thunderstorms again. It will be cold in the 50s with a chance for showers and thunderstorms if headed to the Garth Brooks concert at Petco Park.

We have already picked up our heaviest rainfall with rain totals ranging from half an inch to over an inch, Encinitas got 1.34 inches, and 0.62 inches in San Diego. However, the heaviest snow will fall Saturday afternoon into the overnight hours.

Snow levels will start at 4,500 feet on Saturday, dropping to 4,000 feet by the evening. A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect from midnight tonight through 2am Sunday. 

Snow totals above 5,000 feet will average between 2 to 5", including Mt. Laguna and Palomar Mountain. Lower elevations at 4,000 feet and 5,000 feet expect 1 to 3", which includes Julian and Ranchita. 

Deserts won't see much rain tonight or tomorrow, but the wind will be a concern with gusts ranging from 40 to 50mph. A Wind Advisory will be in effect for the deserts until 2am Sunday. Winds on Saturday from the coast to the valleys will average between 20 to 30 mph, making temperatures feel cooler. 

The wind will impact our coastal waters too with choppy conditions. A High Surf Advisory is in effect until noon Sunday with waves of 4 to 8 feet and strong rip currents.

We start to dry out on Sunday, but cool weather will remain in place until Monday. Overnight lows will get chilly in our inland communities with some areas of frost possible early Monday and Tuesday. 

Temperatures will then begin to improve with daytime highs near normal on Tuesday and Wednesday, plus bright sunny skies for most of the week.

Saturday's Highs:
Coast: 57-62°
Inland: 57-61°
Mountains: 37-48°
Deserts: 63-68°

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