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Subtropical System Could Bring Much Needed Rain to Parts of the County


Aired 4/19/09

If you've noticed a balmy feeling in the air around San Diego County this afternoon, it's because of a subtropical system moving into our region from Baja. The low pressure system is forecast to bring a chance of showers, along with some gusty winds, tonight through Saturday. National Weather Service forecaster Stan Wasowski says we could see a few drops of wet stuff in some areas of the county.

Wasowski: We'll just have to wait and see. Most of it is earmarked for Arizona, but we'll get what we can scrape by here with. You'd think the higher percentages, the higher chances, the higher amounts would be to the south down toward the border with Baja California. While the northern parts of San Diego County wouldn't get as much due to the nature of the storm as it scoots eastward across Baja California.

He says from one-quarter to one inch of rain is possible in the southern mountains of San Diego County, with far lesser amounts around the coastal area, if any at all. The rain could affect the burn areas from the Harris and possibly the Witch fire in parts of the county.

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