Rain around county makes for wet morning commute


Cars are in the traffic jam due to the rain on the I-405 on March 4, 2009 in San Diego, California. Interstate 405 (also referred to as “I-405” and “The 405”) is one of the principal north-south Interstate Highways. The entire route is known as the northern segment of the San Diego Freeway, despite being 75 miles (121 km) away from downtown San Diego. I-405 is a heavily-traveled thoroughfare by commuters and freight haulers along its entire length and has earned its place as one of the busiest and most congested freeways in the world, and the most congested in the United States AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

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SAN DIEGO -- Light rain was falling Tuesday morning in San Diego County, but was expected to cease by midday as a weak storm system continues moving east.

The rain made for wet roads on the morning commute; you can check conditions before you head out the door with FOX 5's traffic map.

Rainfall amounts from the low-pressure system that moved in overnight are not expected to exceed one-tenth of an inch, National Weather Service meteorologist Miguel Miller said.

The NWS put the chance of measurable precipitation at 50% near the coast, 50% in the western valleys, 40% in the mountains and 20% in the deserts.

Most of the rain showers were expected to end by sunrise, but some light rain could linger in the mountains until midday, Miller said.

Conditions will be warmer by Tuesday afternoon and winds will be light, with gusts expected to top out at 30 mph in the mountains, he said.

Temperatures are forecast to reach 61 degrees near the coast and inland, 61 in the western valleys, 57 near the foothills, 53 in the mountains and 71 in the deserts.

Miller said temperatures are expected to warm through Friday, then cool slightly on Sunday and Monday.

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