Storm brings rainy, windy conditions across San Diego

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SAN DIEGO -- A low-pressure system will drop rain in most parts of San Diego County Thursday and gusty winds are expected in the mountains and deserts, according to the National Weather Service.

The storm system moving to the southeast will bring a period of rain Thursday morning followed by isolated showers until it leaves the region by late Thursday evening, NWS meteorologist Miguel Miller said.

"The best chance of rain will be between 8 a.m. and noon today," Miller said.

Rainfall totals could reach up to two-tenths of an inch in coastal and inland-valley areas, while the mountains could get up to eight-tenths of an inch, according to the NWS.

There is a 20 percent chance of measurable precipitation Thursday in the deserts.

Gusty winds could cause hazardous driving conditions in the mountains and deserts.

The NWS issued a wind advisory that will last until 11 a.m. Friday for those two areas.

The winds blowing to the west Thursday are expected to range from 20 to 40 mph, with gusts of 65 mph possible along desert mountain slopes, forecasters said.

Powerful winds could whip up sand and dust and create potentially hazardous driving conditions, especially for high-profile vehicles, the NWS warned.

Another low-pressure system is expected to arrive late Sunday morning and could bring a chance of rain through Monday morning, Miller said.

High temperatures Thursday will be 65 degrees at the beaches and inland, 65 in the western valleys, 51 to 59 in the mountains and 75 to 80 in the deserts.

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