Here We Go Again

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    NEWSLETTERS

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    If you go outside, don't forget to bring a jacket, because it is chilly outside.

    The rains and snows that socked California for a week have eased for now but another storm is on its way.
     
    Monday and Tuesday in San Diego will be pretty nice; seasonal, with mostly clear skies, some high clouds at times and low to mid 60s for highs. We could see some winds off and on the next couple of days as a cold front approaches from the north.

    A fast-moving storm approaching from the Pacific Northwest is predicted to move into California by Tuesday and is expected to bring rains on Wednesday morning.

    In San Diego, things will cloud up rapidly Tuesday afternoon and become cloudy before midnight with rain hitting LA by that time tomorrow night. We should see the rain move in early Wednesday and then stick around all day and into early Thursday.  This is going to be a cold, winter-like storm with strong, gusty winds and highs in the 50s.  Rainfall totals should range from about a quarter to as much as two-thirds of an inch on the west side of the County and up to maybe an inch and a half in the mountains. It will be cold enough to snow in the local mountains and by Thursday we could see snow on I-8 at the 4,000' level.

    As the storm departs on Thursday it leaves behind some very cold air. We'll be looking for highs in the low to mid 50s and overnight lows in the low 30s in the valleys into Friday.  In fact, There could be widespread frost both mornings.  As for the New Year's weekend, it's now looking a little more like rain by late Saturday though New Year's Eve should remain dry but cold.

    Last week, California was deluged with heavy rains that resulted in tens of millions of dollars of damage, according to preliminary estimates.

    A state of emergency was declared in 11 counties, including Los Angeles, Orange and Santa Barbara. There have been two deaths resulting from cars plunging into waterways and several other storm-related traffic fatalities.