A big rain maker is on the way and, in fact, is already knocking on the door.
Light sprinkles and even a few brief showers started flowing north from Mexico around 3 a.m. Only trace amounts fell before and during the commute.
It appears the main body of the storm won't hit until Tuesday night or maybe even early Wednesday morning. If it lives up to its billing it will be the wettest storm we've seen around San Diego in nine months. Rainfall amounts should be lightest at the coast and heaviest in the mountains. Computer models say totals could range between a half inch and an inch along the coastline, an inch and a half or more in the valleys and up to four inches are possible in the mountains.
The rain could be heavy enough to cause flooding or flash flooding. All areas of the county are at risk. The steady rain should taper off to showers by Wednesday night but showers and even thundershowers are possible through Thanksgiving Day.
The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department is making sandbags available for residents who live in areas that may be prone to urban flooding. They include:
There is a limit of 10 sandbags per household or business for San Diego city residents.
Along with the moisture you can plan on gusty winds and colder than normal temperatures.