More rain possible after record-setting weekend

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SAN DIEGO -- More rain, higher than average surf and strong rip currents could be possible in San Diego County again Monday, although moisture from the remnants of Hurricane Dolores was decreasing.

The same weather system washed away the previous record for rain in July over the weekend. Saturday was the wettest day on record since data collection in the area began in 1850.

In a 48-hour period ending at 7 p.m. Sunday, automated gauges collected 4.10 inches of rain in Ramona, 2.69 inches on Volcan Mountain, 2.39 inches in Kearny Mesa, 2.33 inches at Montgomery Field and 2.09 inches on Palomar Mountain. Miramar Lake got 1.83 inches of rain, Lindbergh Field got 1.6 inches, an inch and a half fell near Fashion Valley, 1.38 inches fell in Santee, 1.34 inches near Lake Murray and 1.31 inches in Poway.

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Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected to decrease from the south this morning, although there will still be a chance of rain, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters said much of San Diego County had a 20 percent chance of measurable precipitation.

"Moisture from the remnants of former Hurricane Dolores will decrease the next few days with high temperatures remaining a little below average for inland and a little above average for coastal areas,'' according to the weather service.

A National Weather Service beach hazards statement was scheduled to expire tonight. Meteorologists said moderate south swells generated by the storm will affect local beaches through Monday night.

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Surf of up to 5 feet is expected, with higher sets along south- and southwest-facing beaches. Forecasters said the chance of more lightning affecting local areas was lower than over the weekend.

Beachgoers were advised to abide by posted warning signs, talk to a lifeguard before swimming and use caution in or near the water.