A “significant” storm is about to hit San Diego County this week bringing large, much-needed rainfall to the area, plus wind and snow to our native mountains.
Monday and Tuesday can be cool and partly cloudy, with possibly even slightly little bit of spotty drizzle – signaling the climate to come back. NBC 7 meteorologist Sheena Parveen stated the mid-week storm will probably start late Tuesday evening, lasting by way of at the least Thursday.
“Tuesday will be dry but as our storm approaches late Tuesday night, we will begin to see a few late-night showers,” Parveen defined. “Expect rain, wind and mountain snow on Wednesday and Thursday as the storm moves through. We could even see some thunderstorms.”
The National Weather Service in San Diego stated the heaviest rainfall is predicted Wednesday.
It has been a dry winter in San Diego County (and throughout California) so, identical to final week’s storm, the mid-week rainfall this time round will assist chip away on the rainfall deficit we’re nonetheless experiencing in our area.
Parveen stated the storm – over the course of Wednesday and Thursday, mixed – might convey between a half-inch to 1.5 inches of rainfall throughout the county. As of Monday, Parveen stated the area is at a rainfall deficit of -2.28 inches, measuring from the station at San Diego International Airport.
“We’re still in a deficit – in quite the hole – and we still need the rain,” Parveen stated. “And we will see a good amount of rain throughout this week.”
Even the deserts ought to get some rain this Wednesday and Thursday.
Winter Storm Watch: Snow in San Diego’s Mountains
This week’s storm will even convey substantial snowfall to San Diego’s mountains between 3,500 and 4,000 toes in elevation. Parveen stated important snow – as in, probably as much as 5 inches – is predicted at 4,500 toes of elevation and above.
To that finish, the NWS stated a winter storm watch can be in impact from Tuesday by way of Thursday night for San Diego’s mountains the place heavy snow is feasible. The company stated whole snow accumulations may very well be between 6 to 10 inches above 5,000 toes in elevation and 10 to 16 inches above 6,500 toes.
The NWS stated the wintry circumstances will result in low visibility and snow-slickened mountain roads, so touring can be tough. Motorists ought to carry snow chains and be ready to make use of them.
After the Storm
According to the NBC 7 First Alert Forecast, showers might linger into early Friday morning however the remainder of Friday and into the weekend ought to be dry.
We will comply with any modifications within the climate sample on NBC 7 and hold you posted on air and on-line.
NBC 7 Meteorologist Sheena Parveen explainers San Diego’s yearly rainfall, the wettest months and why.