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Wet Morning Commute a Precursor to Stronger Showers Over the Weekend



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    Gloomy and rainy weather on Thursday slickened roadways for the evening and morning commutes, and conditions are expected to worsen through the weekend.

    NBC 7 Meteorologist Dagmar Midcap said the same drizzle that soaked the counties coast and inland valleys would continue through the night into Friday, The mountains were expected to see overnight precipitation too, while the deserts would be seeing clear and dry skies.

    Midcap said Friday temperatures would lean towards mild, two to three degrees below where we typically see them this time of year.

    Twenty-four-hour rainfall totals as of 7:15 p.m. Thursday were low across the county. Only Del Mar, Calrsbad, and Fashion Valley saw more than a tenth of an inch.

    Dagmar Midcap's Forecast for May 9th, 2019

    [DGO] Dagmar Midcap's Forecast for May 9th, 2019
    (Published Thursday, May 9, 2019)

    Midcap said the rain would continue through Sunday, with the heaviest and most unstable coming on Saturday.

    Wet weather will really pick up on Saturday, bringing heavier showers through Mother's Day. NBC 7 Meteorologist Sheena Parveen said though this is not a heavy rain event for the region, thunderstorms are a possibility.  

    The coast, valleys and mountains could see between a half-inch and an inch-and-a-half of rain by the end of the weekend.

    Showers were sporadic throughout the day Thursday but cloudy skies hovered over the region throughout the day. By the evening commute, rain left the ground damp.

    The National Weather Service urged drivers to use caution on the road during this weather period but no watches or warnings were in effect as of Thursday. 

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