6 days of showers, cooler weather forecast for SoCal

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SAN DIEGO -- The first in a series of chilly springtime storms expected to douse the San Diego area through the weekend and into next week delivered modest rainfall today.

The first round of cloudbursts brought anywhere from a few hundredths of an inch of moisture to just over two-thirds of an inch across the county, according to the National Weather Service.

Areas that received some of the highest amounts included Lyons Peak, with 0.44 of an inch; Otay Mountain and Santee, 0.4 each; La Mesa; 0.38; Miramar Lake, 0.36; and Kearny Mesa, 0.35.

Following more light rains Friday, the heaviest local precipitation over the coming week is likely to occur Saturday and early Sunday, possibly accompanied by lightning in some locales.

Rainfall amounts during the weekend should range from up to an inch near the coast to two inches in the mountains, and snow may be possible on the highest mountain peaks, forecasters said.

A weaker storm system is expected to arrive Monday, setting the stage for another spate of cool weather and intermittently wet weather through Wednesday or Thursday, the NWS predicted.