Rain sprinkled parts of San Diego County on Tuesday, and some North County communities even saw a dusting of evening hail.
High pressure that delivered summerlike temperatures over the weekend in San Diego County was pushed away by a low-pressure system fanning out across the western states, meteorologist Dagmar Midcap said.
The system brought more than a quarter-inch of rain to some coastal communities and more than a half-inch in some parts of the mountains.
Tuesday's rain started falling around 7 a.m. A chance for snow in the mountains never materialized, but some hail fell in Carlsbad and other parts of the North County.
The North County Fire Protection District also reported hail along I-15 in Fallbrook and Rainbow.
"The roadways are extremely slippery. We are responding to multiple spin outs. Please reduce yours [sic] speeds and use caution as you travel on our roadways," the agency said in a tweet.
Midcap said the rain was mostly light drizzles throughout the day. Another chance for snow is supposed to come overnight, according to Midcap, but accumulation will be hard to come by. Midcap said a small amount of snow fell Tuesday night in Ranchita at around 4,000 feet.
As of 9:40 p.m., an inch of snow was recorded on Birch Hill and Cajon Pass, the NWS said.
Here are the 12-hour rain totals as of 6:45 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
- University Heights: .10 inchesMiramar: .09 inches
- San Diego Airport: .07 inches
- Point Loma: .07 inches
- La Jolla: .06 inches
- Boucher Hill: .84 inches
- Pine Hills: .65 inches
- Palomar CRS: .55 inches
- Julian: .45 inches
- Lake Cuyamaca: .44 inches
Midcap forecast some light showers at around 3 or 4 a.m. Wednesday, but said skies should dry up by the time the morning commute picks up.
A high wind warning will also be in effect for mountains and deserts through 1 a.m. Wednesday. West-traveling winds will see average speeds of about 25-35 mph, with isolated gusts having the potential to reach up to 70 mph.
"We could see some gusty, west winds," NBC 7 Meteorologist Sheena Parveen said. "Those are onshore winds, not Santa Ana winds."
And a high wind advisory was issued for I-8 from Alpine to Imperial Valley with an unknown expiration, according to Caltrans.