Rainy Days Ahead: San Diego County Braces for Two Storm Systems and Possible Flooding


Rain is falling in plenty over the region, with the biggest downpours forecast in the following days.

The precipitation is coming from two distinct storm systems moving across Southern California, with the second band expected to arrive Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

On Sunday, weather forecasters anticipate light showers in the morning, followed by moderate rain between midday and midnight.

High surf and coastal flood advisories were issued for San Diego County.
The greatest rainfall is forecast on Monday, with the NWS precipitation timing and intensity chart indicating that San Diego County will experience peak hours from midnight Monday to midnight Tuesday.

Curious about how much rain the region has gotten so far? Here are the two-day precipitation totals around the county as of 8 a.m. Sunday, according to NWS data:

North County

  • Location Precipitation level (inches)
  • Fallbrook 1.34 inches
  • San Onofre 1.06 inches
  • Carlsbad 0.82 inches
  • Oceanside 0.76 inches
  • Encinitas 0.71 inches
  • Vista 0.65 inches
  • San Marcos 0.52 inches
  • Ramona 0.41 inches
  • Escondido 0.45 inches

East County

  • Location Precipitation level (inches)
  • Descanso 0.67 inches
  • Campo 0.65 inches
  • Pine Valley 0.57 inches
  • Mt. Laguna 0.54 inches
  • Alpine 0.45 inches
  • La Mesa 0.44 inches
  • Santee 0.35 inches

South Bay

  • Location Precipitation level (inches)
  • National City 0.47 inches
  • Chula Vista 0.42 inches

San Diego

  • Location Precipitation level (inches)
  • Point Loma 0.52 inches
  • Fashion Valley 0.44 inches
  • Montgomery Field 0.43 inches
  • San Diego International Airport 0.41 inches
  • Kearny Mesa 0.39 inches
  • Rancho Bernardo 0.30 inches

Is your area missing? More precipitation values are on the NWS webpage.

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