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Steady Rain, Thunderstorms Expected Across San Diego County

Raindrops on a windshield near San Diego State University, Nov. 29, 2018.

Photo by Erik Anderson

Above: Raindrops on a windshield near San Diego State University, Nov. 29, 2018.

Steady Rain, Chance Of Thunderstorms Expected In San Diego County


Alex Tardy, meteorologist, National Weather Service


The second winter storm to roll across the region in a week is expected to drop moderate but steady rain throughout San Diego County Thursday and bring a slight chance of thunderstorms in coastal areas, forecasters said.

The low-pressure atmospheric system sweeping through Southern California is expected to keep producing local showers through late Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

In a 24-hour period ending around 3 a.m., the storm had dropped around a half-inch of rain in Fallbrook and Oceanside, seven-tenths of an inch in Escondido, three-quarters of an inch in Ramona, eight-tenths of an inch near the San Diego International Airport, six-tenths of an inch in La Mesa and around a half-inch in San Ysidro, according to the weather service.

Before making its exit Thursday night, the storm will drop up to an inch along the ocean shoreline, around three-quarters of an inch in the western valleys, up to one and one-quarter inch in the mountains and up to a half-inch in the deserts, forecasters said.

Isolated thunderstorms will be possible in coastal areas Thursday before the storm system moves northeast out of the region late Thursday night, weather service meteorologist Miguel Miller said.


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