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Heavy Rainfall Expected Tuesday In San Diego

This color-coded map shows projected rainfall totals from a storm moving into San Diego County, starting Tuesday, December 2. The coast could receive up to 1 inch and the mountains could get up to 5 inches over a two-day period.
National Weather Service
This color-coded map shows projected rainfall totals from a storm moving into San Diego County, starting Tuesday, December 2. The coast could receive up to 1 inch and the mountains could get up to 5 inches over a two-day period.

Mostly sunny skies and slightly warmer temperatures are expected in San Diego County today before rainy and cooler conditions arrive on Tuesday, meteorologists said.

Satellite imagery shows a storm system making its way down the West Coast toward San Diego, where significant rainfall is expected starting Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2014.
National Weather Service
Satellite imagery shows a storm system making its way down the West Coast toward San Diego, where significant rainfall is expected starting Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2014.

The most persistent rain will fall between Tuesday afternoon and early Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

Rainfall totals are expected to be an inch to 1.75 inches in coastal and valley areas, 1.75 to 3 inches in the mountains and a quarter-inch to a half- inch in the deserts.

Highs on Tuesday are expected to dip into the 60s in coastal and valley areas, mid-50s to low 60s in the mountains and high 60s to low 70s in the deserts.

"A few showers may linger into Thursday, otherwise most areas will see partly cloudy skies and seasonal temperatures to end the week,'' the NWS said.

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