Get your umbrellas ready, San Diego!
That super sunny weather the city is known for is taking a break this weekend. The city, and the whole west coast, has experienced critically dry conditions this year, and it finally gets some reprieve today and tomorrow. The first major storm since April is rolling through, drastically dropping temperatures and bringing with it some strong winds.
Sharp winds will come out of the southwest at 20 mph to 30 mph, but gusts could reach up to 50mph inland, according to an NBC 7 meteorologist. The storm is set to bring high surf conditions to the coast, producing 4-6 foot waves and dangerous rip currents. In fact, there is currently a wind advisory in effect through tomorrow night.
Temperatures today are projected to be in the 60s near the coast and inland and as low as the 40s in the mountains. Definitely a good time to curl up in a cozy cafe and order those seasonal fall coffees! Tomorrow (Sunday), the rain will continue to pour, and some mountainous regions may even see snow. The Sierra Nevada is expected to turn into a winter wonderland, with a possible 6-12 inches as a result of the storm.
By the end of the weekend, San Diego County could get up to 2 inches of rain, so don’t forget those umbrellas and rain boots! Next week’s temperatures are supposed to stay in the mid 60s, giving San Diego a chance to finally experience the fall we have not yet had.
[Featured image: Gabriele Diwald]