Steady Rain to Give Way to Light Showers Today

Several areas of San Diego County were drenched Saturday--Palomar Mountain received nearly 3 inches of rainfall--but forecasters said the steady rain would be replaced by light showers today.

Today’s precipitation--the last remnants of Saturday’s storm front--may ruin weekend plans, but forecasters say the rain is greatly needed.

“We’re way below normal for this time of the year,” said Wally Cegiel, a forecaster with the National Weather Service. “We’re getting much-needed rain.”


At this stage of the rain season, which runs from July 1 to June 30, San Diego County typically has received 7.96 inches of rain. But so far, only 5.31 inches of rain has fallen.

For Monday, warmer, sunnier weather is expected to return.

Today’s morning showers are expected to yield a mere .25 inch of rain, but it would add to Saturday’s substantial rainfall, Cegiel said.

Most areas of the county received at least nearly .50 inch of rain: San Diego had .48, Oceanside .60, El Cajon .63 and Escondido .80. Julian received 1.2 inches of rain, and Palomar was thoroughly doused with 2.75 inches.

After the morning showers, temperatures today are expected to reach 62 to 67 degrees along the coast and inland. Overnight temperatures should drop into the mid-50s coastal and high 40s inland.