Scattered showers continue as storm front moves out

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SAN DIEGO  -- San Diego County is in for a few more scattered showers Monday after a strong cold front moved through the region overnight.

Among the top rainfall amounts collected around San Diego County in a 24-hour period ending at 8 a.m. were 1.59 inches of rain on Palomar Mountain; 1.32 in Escondido; 1.04 near Julian; .99 of an inch in Pine Hills; .93 in Alpine; .92 in Descanso; 85 in Poway; .78 on Mt. Laguna and in Vista; .68 in Santee; .65 in Fallbrook; .56 in Encinitas; .54 in Chula Vista; and .52 in San Diego, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters said the showers would diminish throughout the remainder of the day.

The rain contributed to numerous traffic accidents on local freeways and in unincorporated areas. The California Highway Patrol usually logs about 140 crashes on days without inclement weather but received reports of 113 between midnight and 8 a.m.

Forecasters said scattered showers would linger throughout the day, especially over the mountains.

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Gusty winds will also continue whipping through parts of San Diego County. A NWS wind advisory for the mountains and the deserts will remain in effect until 8 p.m.

Southwest winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour with gusts of 50 to 60 mph are expected, and the strong winds may kick up sand and dust in the deserts, skewing visibility, according to the NWS. Delays and road closures may also be possible.

Along the San Diego County coastline, a high surf advisory will remain in effect until 6 p.m. Forecasters said waves and surf of 5 to 8 feet would be possible, as would strong rip currents.