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Scattered Showers, High Surf Move Into San Diego

A storm over the Northeast Pacific Ocean brought scattered showers to parts of San Diego County today, high surf along the beaches and dense fog in the mountains.

The storm dropped .17 inches of rain near Camp Pendleton between midnight and 6 a.m., about a tenth of an inch in Santa Ysabel, and eight-tenths of an inch in Julian, according to the the National Weather Service.

The California Highway Patrol reported drizzle on Interstate 5 from state Route 76 to Las Pulgas Road starting about 11 p.m. Thursday.


National Weather Service forecasters said a large west-to-northwest swell could generate high surf through Monday. Surf heights could build to 10 feet through Saturday and sets of 12 feet could be possible on points and reefs south of Cardiff-By-The-Sea.

The NWS issued a high surf advisory that will remain in effect until 1 p.m. Monday.

"High surf and very strong rip currents will result in dangerous swimming conditions at the beaches, especially for inexperienced swimmers,'' according to an NWS advisory.

Dense fog could be possible on coastal mountain slopes through 10 a.m. today before becoming more patchy by late morning, according to the NWS.

"Driving will be difficult to hazardous due to the reduced visibility,'' the NWS advisory stated. "Visibility may suddenly drop to near zero on narrow mountain roads.''


The NWS recommended that drivers take extra time to reach their destinations, slow down and use low-beam headlights.