December 6, 2023
A thunderstorm over the Japatul Valley. Courtesy OnScene.TV

Principally dry situations are within the forecast Friday for San Diego County, however extra rain is on the best way Saturday and can proceed by means of the weekend, based on the Nationwide Climate Service.

A blustery autumn storm introduced showers, cool temperatures and widespread lightning to the San Diego space Thursday and is anticipated to return Saturday.

The unsettled atmospheric system out of the southwest moved over the county Wednesday morning, and by early night the inclement situations had delivered wherever from a number of hundredths to seven-tenths of an inch of moisture throughout the area, based on the NWS.

The stormy situations additionally included lightning throughout the area — together with within the Lakeside space, the place the Barona Hearth Division reported {that a} bolt struck an influence pole, setting a transformer and a patch of vegetation ablaze off Mapleview Avenue.

The bands of darkish clouds introduced spells of rain and electrical-storm exercise to the area early Thursday, dropping a quarter- to a half-inch of moisture alongside the coast and within the valleys, one-half to 1 inch within the mountains, and fewer than a tenth of an inch within the deserts over the interval, the NWS reported.

A second spherical of showers, extra widespread than the primary, is anticipated from Friday night into the weekend, forecasters reported. These cloudbursts will generate precipitation totals of 0.25 to 0.5 of an inch in coastal and inland-valley communities, 0.5 to 0.75 of an inch within the mountains, and as much as 0.2 of an inch within the native deserts.

Saturday would be the coolest day of the week, with highs 5 to 10 levels beneath regular from the mountains westward, and one to a few levels beneath typical seasonal ranges within the deserts, meteorologists stated.

Following the storm’s departure, the area will expertise a fast transition to heat and dry climate early subsequent week, accompanied by a several- day interval of Santa Ana winds, the NWS suggested.

–Metropolis Information Service