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Rain, Mountain Snow in San Diego County Forecast for Monday

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Enjoy a few more days of sunshine, San Diego. A storm is moving in this weekend to bring some showers to the area as early as Sunday.

Expect warm weather from an offshore flow Friday and most of Saturday before a wind shift will bring a weather change for Sunday, NBC 7 weathercaster Brooke Martell said.

“I mentioned there are changes on the way. You can see it by Sunday night; we have a chance of rain along the coast. The same thing goes for your inland valley communities,” Martell said.

Chances of rain increase during the Monday morning commute and heavier showers will really start by the afternoon and into the evening, Martell said. The storm is bringing much-needed rain to the region. The coastal and inland valleys could see up to an inch of rain, while the mountains could get two to three inches.

Lingering showers Tuesday morning were expected to end by the afternoon. Brief ridging Wednesday could bring a dry and warmer day.

Today, Saturday, was predicted to be another warm day in the valleys, mountains and deserts with a few record highs possible, the NWS said. Sunday could be a little cooler, but warm by late March standards, and above average in most areas inland from the coast.

High temperatures along the coast Saturday were predicted to be 67 to 72 degrees with overnight lows of 48 to 53. Western valley highs were expected to be 76 to 81 and 80 to 85 near the foothills with overnight lows of 48 to 53.

Highs in the mountains were expected to be 76 to 84 with overnight lows of 45 to 52, and highs in the deserts will be 96 to 101 with overnight lows of 58 to 66.

Gusty winds over the coastal waters Saturday combined with rough, choppy seas could lead to conditions hazardous to small craft. A longer period swell may develop late Monday into Tuesday, resulting in combined seas close to 10 feet in the outer waters.

A longer period west swell at county beaches was likely to develop Monday night and continue through Tuesday. This could bring elevated surf of 6-8 feet. The surf was expected to subside Tuesday night and Wednesday.

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