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More Wet Weather, Mountain Snow Slated for San Diego County

Mountain snow is forecasted to impact elevations of 5,000 feet and higher in the county

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The second half of a two-day storm will roll through San Diego on Thursday, but the early-spring rain should clear in time for the boys of summer to take the field, although it'll be a little bit later than originally planned.

Wednesday night, the Padres announced they were delaying the start of their home opener by a few hours so Manny Machado and the boys could take a somewhat dry field. First pitch is now at 6:40 p.m. instead of 1:10 p.m. Read all you need to know about the game here.

Heavier rainfall should touch down in coastal North County starting around 3 a.m. and have most of the county covered by 5 a.m. A wind advisory expired at 2 a.m. but a winter weather warning will remain in place until 4 p.m., according to Meteorologist Dagmar Midcap.

As of 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service measured the following 24-hour rainfall totals:


  • San Onofre: .51 inches
  • Oceanside: .34 inches
  • Encinitas: .27 inches
  • San Marcos: .25 inches


  • Fallbrook: .53 inches
  • Harbison Canyon: .50 inches
  • Flinn Springs: .49 inches
  • Rancho Bernardo: .38 inches


  • Lake Cuyamaca: 1.27 inches
  • Palomar Observatory: 1.19 inches
  • Birch Hill: .70 inches
  • Julian: .69 inches

Overnight snow flurries could fall as low as 3,500 feet, Midcap said.

This bit of rain will last through the morning and give the county a brief break in the afternoon before returning overnight, bringing with it measurable snow in the highest elevations of the county. According to Parveen’s forecast, 6-10 inches of snow is possible in mountain areas of 5,000 feet and higher.

“More showers through the middle of the day Thursday and these should be pretty scattered,” Parveen. “And then we head into Thursday afternoon, it’ll start to dry up a little more.”

The 10-day forecast features more sun following this passing storm, and temperatures are slated to get warmer in the days after.

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