April 16, 2024
Individuals strolling amid rain and wind in downtown San Diego. Photograph by Chris Stone

Heat spring temperatures will give technique to winter-like climate as a chilly storm strikes into the area tomorrow, bringing low-elevation snow, showers and the potential of extreme thunderstorms.

“Widespread precipitation is anticipated from the coast to the mountains for late Thursday night time into Friday night with the snow degree decreasing to three,000 to three,500 toes,” based on the Nationwide Climate Service.

There’s additionally a slight probability of thunderstorms for Friday afternoon, forecasters mentioned.

“Onshore stream will strengthen on Thursday with … excessive temperatures a lot cooler, as a lot as 15 levels cooler for the valleys,” based on the NWS.

Gusty winds will strengthen on Thursday afternoon and proceed by Friday night time, forecasters mentioned. The strongest gusts are anticipated close to the desert slopes of the mountains and close to the coast.

Some lighter precipitation may develop as early as Thursday afternoon, with a lot of the rain anticipated from late that night time by Friday afternoon, based on the NWS.

Along with the slight probability for thunderstorms Friday, there could possibly be small hail from a few of these thunderstorms, forecasters mentioned.

Rainfall is anticipated to vary from round one-quarter inch close to the coast to round an inch within the mountains. The deserts are anticipated to get lower than one-quarter inch of rain.

Snowfall within the mountains by Friday night of 1 to three inches is feasible in areas as little as 3,000 toes; 3 to six inches from 4,500 to five,500 toes, and 6 to 12 inches from 5,500 to six,500 toes, based on forecasters.

Excessive temperatures on Friday shall be round 60 close to the coast, 55 to 58 within the western valleys, 47 to 52 close to the foothills, 39 to 47 within the mountains and 77 to 82 within the deserts, forecasters mentioned.

The weekend is anticipated to be drier and somewhat hotter, however a low-pressure system may convey some showers a while round Sunday night time. Nonetheless, hotter climate shall be proper on its heels by the center of subsequent week, based on NWS.

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.