April 23, 2024
The San Diego River at flood stage in Mission Valley. File picture by Chris Stone

A serious storm will dump rain and snow on the San Diego area over Easter weekend, with flooding potential earlier than skies lastly clear late Monday, the Nationwide Climate Service mentioned.

“A robust Pacific storm will transfer slowly throughout the realm this weekend into Monday. It will likely be a lot cooler,” the company mentioned. “Widespread reasonable to domestically heavy precipitation on Saturday will turn into extra showery for Saturday evening into Monday with a slight probability of
thunderstorms.”

Rainfall is forecast to be 1.5 to 2 inches for the coasts and valleys, 2 to three inches within the
mountains, and .25 to .5 inches within the deserts. 

Within the mountains, snowfall of 1 to three inches is predicted from 5,000 to five,500 ft, and three to six inches above 5,500 ft.

A flood watch can be in impact, with the climate service warning the San Diego River might rise over its banks at Style Valley by late Sunday.

Highs on Saturday and Sunday can be within the excessive 50s to low 60s alongside the coast, mid 50s within the valleys, mid 40s to low 50s within the mountains and mid 60s within the deserts.

A west southwest swell of 5 to 7 ft at 9 to 13 seconds might carry surf of as much as 9 ft at west-facing seashores seashores and create harmful swimming circumstances.

Hotter and drier climate is forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday with highs round 5 levels above common.