San Diego's Weather Forecast for Thursday, December 16, 2021: Light Showers Tonight, Santa Ana Winds Friday

Posted at 8:03 AM, Dec 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-16 21:32:50-05

Below average temperatures today with a chance for light showers tonight into early Friday.

Rain totals will remain light with most places picking up hundredths of an inch. Most of San Diego county will be dry by sunrise. The winds will then turn easterly, helping temperatures to recover slightly into the weekend.

Santa Ana winds will happen Friday afternoon into Saturday morning, targeting our inland communities and mountains. Winds out of the east will range from 20-40 mph, making it a weak Santa Ana event. In the wake of the offshore wind pattern, temperatures will trend closer to normal with sunny skies for the weekend.

Christmas week will start out dry with sunny skies, but rain could begin as early Tuesday night. The next storm brings possible rain, wind, and snow through Thursday. The storm next week brings colder air, and more precipitation.

There are a few elements not in complete agreement, so we'll continue to fine tune the possible rain and snow totals as well as the timing.

Friday's Highs:
Coast: 63-68°
Inland: 58-66°
Mountains: 49-55°
Deserts: 64-69°

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