December 6, 2023
A terrific lightning seize from Kyle Goff because the thunderstorms raced (50-60 mph) onshore Wednesday morning. Photograph by way of @NWSSanDiego X

An autumn storm introduced showers, cool temperatures, flashes of lightning and rumbling thunder to the San Diego space Wednesday.

The unsettled atmospheric system out of the southwest moved over the county by the morning, by noon delivering as much as one-third of an inch of moisture to native communities, in response to the Nationwide Climate Service.

The bands of darkish clouds had been anticipated to convey durations of rain and electrical-storm exercise to the area by early Thursday, dropping a quarter- to a half-inch of moisture alongside the coast and within the valleys, one-half to at least one inch within the mountains, and fewer than a tenth of an inch within the deserts, the NWS suggested.

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 under regular for the mountains westward, and one to 3 levels below typical seasonal ranges within the deserts, meteorologists mentioned.

As of midday Wednesday, the storm had introduced anyplace from just a few hundredths of an inch within the arid jap reaches of the county to 0.25 of an inch alongside the coast, 0.28 within the mountains and 0.33 within the valleys, in response to the climate service.

The inclement circumstances additionally included lightning throughout the area — together with within the Lakeside space, the place the Barona Fireplace Division reported {that a} bolt of electrical energy out of the sky struck an influence pole, setting a transformer and a patch of vegetation ablaze off Mapleview Avenue.

The storm was anticipated to dissipate towards the top of the weekend, after which 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.

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.