San Diego gets sprinkling from post-tropical storm

Most areas will see cloud coverage across San Diego, NBC 7 forecaster Brooke Martell said.

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Light rain moistened San Diego County Friday as tropical moisture from the remnants of Tropical Depression Kenneth streams northward into Southern California, the National Weather Service said.

Some parts of inland San Diego County saw light rain during the morning commute. Some sprinkles were possible throughout the day with the mountains having the best chance for as much as a 10th of an inch of rain. Most areas will see cloud coverage across San Diego, NBC 7 forecaster Brooke Martell said.

"All of these clouds, from what we're seeing on radar, we're seeing a lot of green right now, it just indicates that there is that possibility some of this could be reaching the surface," Martell said in her First Alert Forecast on NBC 7 News Midday.

Rain was supposed to linger on-and-off through the afternoon before tapering off a bit.

"Although we have the rain moving through, we have the cloudy skies, your temperatures right around those low-70s, really staying there through those afternoon hours," Martell said.

It was predicted to be mostly cloudy along the coast Friday with high temperatures from 71 to 75 degrees. The valleys may be mostly cloudy with highs around from 74 to 79. It was expected to be mostly cloudy in the mountains with highs from 70 to 79. The deserts were expected be partly cloudy with highs around 89.

The weekend was expected to be dry and warm with weak high-pressure building over the southwest.

The tropical moisture was predicted to move across Southern California Friday night, followed by weak ridging Saturday afternoon through Sunday for warm, dry weather.

Late Friday to Saturday, it was possible wildfire smoke from several fires in Northern California and Oregon could reach San Diego County, although no warnings or alerts were issued.

Late next week a deep trough was forecast over the Pacific Northwest. This trough was projected to dig farther south down the West Coast next weekend and have more of an impact on Southern California with cooler weather, stronger onshore flow, and a much deeper marine layer, forecasters said.

Breezy northwest winds may create rough boating conditions near the entrance of the San Diego Bay Saturday afternoon. Northwest winds with gusts approaching 20 knots in the outer waters were expected each afternoon early next week.

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