Grab your rain hats, boots and umbrellas out of the closet. There is rain the forecast and it could put a dampener on your weekend plans.
An intense low-pressure system is diving south out of the Northwest. It will enhance the onshore flow and bring us a thicker marine layer on Friday along with cooler temperatures and breezy conditions.
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On Saturday, we could be waking up to showers or it may hold off until early afternoon. Regardless, late Saturday is looking pretty soggy with periods of steady rainfall overnight, tapering off to showers early Sunday.
We should get a break for Sunday afternoon with a colder wave moving through overnight into Monday morning.
This system not only has the potential of bringing some decent rain to much of the County but also a little snow to the tops of Laguna and Palomar Mountains.
The County Department of Public Works reminds people in unincorporated areas that they can get free sandbags to protect their homes, neighborhoods and streets from becoming damaged by mud, flooding and soil runoff.
To get free sandbags, residents who live in unincorporated areas just need to bring their own shovel to any of the following locations: