Apr 4, 2024 - News

Cold, wet 2024 continues with another storm Thursday

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Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

San Diego is expected to get around one-quarter inch of rain near the coast beginning tonight and up to 1 inch in the mountains, the National Weather Services reports.

Why it matters: The latest storm continues the historically wet start to 2024.

By the numbers: The San Diego area has accumulated 10.77 inches of rain so far this year, compared to the 5.74 inches it gets by this time in a typical year.

  • Another 1.26 inches fell Saturday, breaking the all-time record for March 30 set in 1946.

What's next: Tonight's rain is expected to come alongside a sharp drop in temperatures and potentially damaging winds. Elevations as low as 4,000 feet could see 2-4 inches of snow, forecasters say.

  • Winds are expected to be strongest — around 60 mph — in the desert's mountain slopes, but gusts could reach 35 mph near the coast.
  • Temperatures are expected to dip to around 50 degrees tonight, with a Friday high of 57, per NWS — about 10 degrees below average.
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