San Diego's Forecast for Sat., March 5, 2022: Lingering overnight rain and snow then clearing

Posted at 7:51 AM, Mar 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-06 02:27:31-05

We're nearing the end of this cold and wet weather, but we're not quite done yet. Saturday evening, the winter storm lingers, bringing chances for light rain and mountain snow through about midnight, then clearing by Sunday morning.

The heaviest rainfall was the first round of rain Friday morning, and this second storm has stayed drier. Another tenth of an inch of rain is possible Saturday night, but rain will stay light. A couple of inches of snow are possible in the late Sunday evening hours. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 2 a.m. Sunday morning.

Black ice has already been reported in San Diego County Saturday evening and is possible the next couple days, especially in areas that drop below freezing. Drivers should be cautious.

While there still could be some accumulation overnight, rain totals are looking good thanks to these last two storms! San Diego picked up 0.62" in the last 72 hours as of Saturday evening.

A Wind Advisory also continues through 3 a.m. Sunday morning for San Diego County deserts, with 20-30 mile sustained winds likely during that time frame. Santa Anas make a comeback this week, with gusts picking up in the Monday to Tuesday range and again in the Thursday to Friday range.

A High Surf Advisory expires at noon Sunday for coastal areas. Sets up to eight feet are possible with strong rip currents continuing as well.

Skies will clear starting Sunday, making way for a sunny week ahead. Overnight lows will stay cold, warming by mid-week. Frost will be a concern the next couple of nights. Daytime highs will warm slightly into Monday, bringing temperatures back closer to the seasonal average, but highs will stay mild for the next week.

Sunday's Highs:
Coast: 59-64°
Inland: 59-64°
Deserts: 46-54°
Mountains: 68-73°

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