SAN DIEGO – As the first round of storms moves out of San Diego, a more significant storm will start Tuesday morning after 7 a.m. with the heaviest rain in the late morning into the afternoon, according to FOX 5 meteorologist Jason Handman.
The storm will bring periods of heavy rain and the potential for flooding issues across our area.
By Tuesday night the heavy rain will end, but the lighter showers will remain along with some isolated thunderstorms, Handman said. Colder temperatures will come into the region Tuesday evening.
A third storm system will bring another round of heavy rain Wednesday night into Thursday morning. The storm will bring snow to the San Diego County mountain areas as low as 4000 feet.
The rainfall totals by Thursday morning are estimated to reach 3 inches at the coast, 5 – 8 inches in the mountains and a half inch in the deserts.
County officials warn the rain could lead to mudslides and debris flow especially on Wednesday night into Thursday due to the saturated ground.