San Diego is having nothing to do with the rapidly dwindling weeks of winter. As if impatient for the vernal equinox March 20, this weekend’s weather is expected to plunge headfirst into very spring-like behavior.
Warm temperatures and gentle sea breezes will reign today and Saturday, with slightly cooler conditions Sunday, the National Weather Service predicts. Night and early-morning low clouds will give way to mostly sunny skies through the weekend.
This spring break is courtesy of a large low-pressure system extending from the Gulf of Alaska and a mild southwesterly air flow over San Diego, forecaster Dan Atkin said.
Highs along the coast today and Saturday will be in the upper-60s, dropping to the mid-60s Sunday. Overnight lows will be in the mid-50s both nights, Atkin said.
The ocean temperature is 57 degrees. The surf is 2 to 4 feet.
Inland highs today and Saturday will be about 77 degrees, dipping slightly into the low 70s Sunday. Lows both nights will be about 48, the forecast says.
The mountains are expected to have highs in the mid- to upper-60s, and overnight lows in the upper-30s.