The potential for thunderstorms was in the forecast Monday for San Diego and parts of Southern California.
The source of the light showers in San Diego’s East County was a significant surge of monsoonal
moisture, the National Weather Service.
Light showers were spotted on NBC 7’s Doppler in Ramona and Alpine area around 9:40 a.m.
Meteorologists say the air mass spilling westward into the region from Arizona and Mexico will bring an increased chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
The forecast for any kind of precipitation was welcome news for a state socked in a widespread drought.
“It’s like the first time in weeks I get to say something other than
‘morning clouds, afternoon sun,’” NBC 7 Meteorologist Jodi Kodesh said.