San Diego's Weather Forecast for Tuesday, December 21, 2021: Unsettled Weather Into Christmas

Posted at 8:04 AM, Dec 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-21 20:55:34-05

We can expect a similar day tomorrow with cloudy skies and temperatures hovering close to normal for this time of the year.

Light rain could develop later in the day Wednesday, becoming more widespread on Thursday with the heaviest rain Thursday afternoon into Friday. Another wave of heavy rain can also be expected Christmas day into Sunday.

The winds will become gusty on Thursday and Friday with the strongest gusts of up to 65 mph targeting the mountains. The rest of the county will experience winds between 20-35 mph, including the coast, valleys, and deserts.

The first storm brings the best chance for heavy rain with impressive accumulations:
Coast/Inland: 1.0-2.2"
Mountains: 1.5- 4"

The second storm arriving Christmas into Sunday, could add another half an inch to an inch. In comparison to the first round of rain, it will be lighter, but travel issues could continue with wet roadway, and slowdowns through the weekend.

Snow levels will stay high above 6,000 feet but it looks like snow may favor more towards our north, in areas like Big Bear.

Temperatures will stay cool into next week, with more showers possible next Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tuesday's Highs:
Coast: 64-69°
Inland: 67-72°
Mountains: 60-67°
Deserts: 71-76°

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