Happy Saturday, San Diego!
The weekend is starting out with a lot of changes, including a tsunami advisory issued for the entire West Coast.
After an earthquake Friday night near the Tonga Islands in the South Pacific, an undersea volcano eruption also occurred near the islands. The result was a tsunami and the residual impacts reached San Diego's coastline Saturday morning. Although widespread inundation of the coastline was not expected, tsunami waves of 1 to 2 feet are possible. These waves are also capable of producing strong currents that may be hazardous to swimmers, boats, and coastal structures. For more details on the advisory, click here.
A high surf advisory is also in place for the coastline through 2 p.m. Saturday.
The morning also started out with damp conditions as a slow-moving upper-level low brought some early morning showers to the coast, inland valleys, and mountains. As this low moves east, scattered shower activity and trace amounts of rain are expected Saturday and again on Monday.
Santa Ana winds will also remain in the forecast, particularly for the mountain communities where winds could peak up to 30 miles per hour through the afternoon
- Coast: Cloudy with trace amounts of rain, mid-60s to low 70s
- Inland: Cloudy with trace amounts of rain, upper 60s to mid-70s
- Mountains: Cloudy and windy, upper 40s to mid-50s
- Deserts: Partly cloudy, low 50s to low 70s.