Storm to soak San Diego starting Tuesday

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SAN DIEGO -- A Pacific storm system is expected to hit San Diego County on Tuesday with up to 3 inches of rain and the possibility of flash flooding, forecasters said.

The National Weather Service advised that the moderate to occasionally heavy rain could continue on Wednesday and linger into Thursday, but the heaviest rainfall was expected over coastal mountain slopes Tuesday afternoon and evening.

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“Widespread heavy rain for 1 to 3 hours was expected Tuesday evening and night with lingering showers through Wednesday,” Fox 5 meteorologist Kyle Hunter said.

Total rainfall amounts will range from around a half-inch in the deserts to between 1 and 1.75 inches in the valleys and along the coast, and up to 3 inches on coastal mountain slopes, according to the weather service. Desert areas will get from 0.25 to 0.5 inches.

Dense fog in the mountains was also expected in the mountains Tuesday, forecasters said.

“No need to chase snow as it’s tapping warm, moist air. Any snow will be very scarce and above 8000 feet,” Hunter said.

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3 comments

  • Tom McGrath

    Wow another great weather prediction. Time to change the battery in the Matty Matell super weather machine. LOL 5 inches? I think I can use just one paper towel to dry off my whole yard this morning! Boy this poor old 75 year old man spent all day yesterday taking down my outside Christmas Decor. just because of Fox weather Prediction. Woops! Fooled again!

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  • Jason Roberst

    Noah! Please make room for the whole news crew in the Arc, the rest of us will be at the Mall. Thanks “Soddenly Disappointed”

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