San Diego's Weather Forecast for Monday, December 20, 2021: Storms Later This Week

Posted at 8:07 AM, Dec 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-20 23:25:45-05

Cool, temperatures, with partly to cloudy skies on Tuesday ahead of two storms later this week. Rain could begin as early as late day Wednesday.

The storms arrive as winter begins, the Winter solstice happens tomorrow at 7:59 A.M. and it will feel like winter through the end of the year.

Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with light rain developing later in the day, rain will become more widespread on Thursday with the heaviest rain Thursday afternoon into Thursday evening. Another wave of heavy rain can also be expected Friday night into Christmas day.

The winds will become gusty on Thursday and Friday with gusts of up to 50 mph in the mountains and deserts. Winds will also gust close to 50 mph at times, in the mountains and deserts. As far as accumulations go, the coast and inland areas could collect up to an 1" and near 2" in the slopes and mountains through Friday. Friday into Saturday could bring 0.25-1" of additional precipitation.

Snow levels will stay high above 6,000 feet but it looks like snow may favor more towards our north. We will continue to monitor the chances. Rain will taper off on Sunday, but cool conditions will remain into next week.

Stay tune to the weather changes, as we continue tracking the storms into Christmas.

Tuesday's Highs:
Coast: 60-65°
Inland: 65-70°
Mountains: 54-62°
Deserts: 65-71°

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