San Diego's Weather Forecast for Oct. 8, 2021: Drier but still windy on Saturday

Posted at 5:09 AM, Oct 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-09 00:18:01-04

The latest storm has left, but winds will continue impacting our mountains and deserts on Saturday.

Rainfall totals ranged anywhere from a few hundredths to nearly 1.00". The heaviest rain occurred in the north county, Oceanside picked up 0.92", Rainbow 0.85", and Fallbrook got 0.68". San Diego only picked up 0.16". October's total is 0.64" which is well above the average of 0.06" for this time of the year. Early season storms can be quite beneficial, especially since we only got about half of what is normal for the year last year. We still have a lot to make up, but a little bit at a time is great start. 

Gusty winds will target the mountains and deserts with westerly gusts through Saturday. The winds will range from 25 to 40mph, while winds for the coast and valleys will generally be less than 15mph.

The skies will turn mostly clear tonight, which cool temperatures heading into the weekend. Temperatures will stay below normal on Saturday, but warmer on Sunday with 70s along the coast, 80s inland, 60s in the mountains, and closer to 90 degrees in the deserts.

A trough of low pressure will dive south Monday into Tuesday, but the latest track is keeping it farther to the east which would keep us dry rather than bring the chance for rain. Columbus Day will be sunny, with patchy fog in the morning. Light showers could develop by the end of the day, with temperatures dropping 5 to 10 degrees from Sunday. 

The winds will be picking up again into Tuesday, with possible blowing dust in the deserts. Depending on the track we may see Santa Ana winds develop. Either way, expect gusty winds across the county Monday night into Tuesday.

Warming up for the second half of the week under sunny skies.

Saturday's Highs:
Coast: 66-74°
Inland: 67-75°
Mountains: 62-71°
Deserts: 79-85°

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