Today's Rainfall Totals: Wet Weather Brings Measurable Precipitation to San Diego County

Although the rain has cleared for the majority of the region, some parts of the county will continue facing gusty conditions

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San Diegans woke up to soggy roads for Friday morning's commute after a mini storm showered the county overnight.

Early morning showers lulled San Diegans to sleep and those who missed it while sleeping saw proof of the rain's short-lived appearance in the wet roads and plants. As the day progressed, signs of wet weather had disappeared.

Here's a closer look at the rainfall totals brought to the region by the overnight storm:


  • Fashion Valley – 0.32 inches
  • Kearny Mesa – 0.13 inches
  • La Jolla – 0.01 inches
  • Mission Bay – 0.18 inches
  • Point Loma – 0.03 inches

South Bay

  • Chula Vista – 0.03 inches

East County

  • Alpine – 0.43 inches
  • El Cajon – 0.21 inches
  • Julian – 0.56 inches
  • La Mesa – 0.25 inches
  • Lemon Grove – 0.02 inches
  • Mount Laguna – 0.69 inches
  • Ramona – 0.34 inches
  • Santee – 0.27 inches

North County

  • Carlsbad – 0.03 inches
  • Del Mar – 0.03 inches
  • Encinitas – 0.11 inches
  • Escondido – 0.11 inches
  • Fallbrook – 0.11 inches
  • Oceanside – 0.06 inches
  • Poway – 0.07 inches

No more than a half-inch of rain was expected in the county. Coastal areas expected about .1 inch and mountain ranges were slated to get more than a quarter-inch.

“As we head to the later part of the morning, we’re going to see a lot of rain start to dry up," NBC 7 Meteorologist Sheena Parveen said. "So, it’s really just going to be around for the early part of the commute.”

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Along with some rain, winds will continue to ramp up in San Diego County. The strongest gusts were expected in the mountains and deserts, with peaks reaching up to 70 mph.

A wind advisory was issued Thursday until Friday at 5 p.m. for the mountains and inland valleys. Breezy conditions are expected along the coast and inland valleys, as well.

The weekend is expected to be warm and sunny, according to Parveen. Another weather shift will come on Sunday as Santa Ana winds develop, bringing with it another warm-up.

There was lightning all over the county Thursday night, but nowhere were the storm's effects captured to greater effect, though, than up in Encinitas, where a fifth-grader seemed to summon a strike at will.

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