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San Diego Weather Forecast January 18 2024 Cloudy Friday Weekend Storm

Prepare for upcoming rain by clearing gutters and checking tire pressure, tread, and windshield wipers. Stay updated with ABC 10News Meteorologist Megan Parry.

Tomorrow's weather will be mild with partly to mostly cloudy skies and temperatures near average. It's a good idea to use tomorrow to prepare for the upcoming rainy weather by clearing gutters, checking tire pressure and tread, and inspecting windshield wipers.

A storm system in the Pacific will bring two rounds of rain this weekend into early next week, tapping into an atmospheric river. The latest forecast models show the first round of rain speeding up, with a few light showers possible on Saturday, especially in the afternoon. The heaviest rain from the first storm will hit overnight on Saturday.

Sunday is expected to be drier, with a few light showers and some sunshine. The second round of rain will bring more widespread and heavier rain on Monday, along with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Monday will likely see both the morning and evening commutes impacted by rain and ponding on the roadways. Showers will taper off on Tuesday and dry out by Wednesday.

Preliminary rainfall totals from Saturday through Tuesday are expected to average between 1.00 to 2.00 inches, with isolated higher amounts in the mountains and 0.25 to 0.50 inches in the deserts. These storms are relatively warm, so no snow is expected in the local mountains, with snow levels forecast to remain above 7,000 feet.

It's important to stay updated on the storm track and timing by following the Pinpoint Weather Team for updates.

These storms will benefit all of California, including San Diego, where the water year deficit continues to grow. Since the water year began on October 1st, Lindbergh Field has accumulated 1.69 inches of rain, which is 2.50 inches short of where we should be at this time of year. Last year at this time, we had collected 7.37 inches of rain following several atmospheric rivers. Despite the lack of rain, California remains out of a drought, and recent storms in Northern California have helped the snowpack reach about 50% of normal.

Friday's Highs:

- Coast: 62-66°
- Inland: 67-72°
- Mountains: 57-67°
- Deserts: 72-74°

For more updates, follow ABC 10News Meteorologist Megan Parry on Facebook at Megan Parry 10News, Instagram @mis_meg_wx, and Twitter @10NewsParry.

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