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  • Storm coming: Driving tips and where to get sandbags

    Updated Aug 18, 2023

    Gig Conaughton County of San Diego Communications Office Weather forecasters say Tropical Cyclone Hilary could bring rains and wind to San Diego County and Southern California, and county and Cal Fire officials are offering advice and free sandbags for people living in the unincorporated county. Forecasters say Tropical Cyclone Hilary, now gaining strength of the coast of Baja California, could weaken significantly by the time it reaches Southern California. However, they...

  • Thunderstorms, flash floods expected in parts of San Diego County

    City News Sercice|Updated Aug 13, 2022

    RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Scattered showers and thunderstorms could lead to flash flooding in parts of San Diego County through this evening, according to the National Weather Service. The risk of flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible in a portion of Southwest California, including the following areas, Coachella Valley, Riverside County Mountains, San Diego County Deserts, San Diego County Mountains and San Gorgonio Pass near Banning Excessive runoff may result in...

  • UPDATE: More rain on the way; Get Free Sand Bags from NCFPD

    Village News staff|Updated Dec 28, 2021

    UPDATE: More rain on the way; Get Free Sand Bags from NCFPDWith more potentially heavy rains expected today, North County Fire is offering free sandbags to residents who live in the Fallbrook/Bonsall unincorporated area. According to NCFPD John Choi, Pala Fire Station #4 is currently out of bags, but the County is making it a priority to deliver sand and bags hopefully today. Choi says that if people want to get bags right away, there is an available location at the Valley...

  • Rising Temperatures Predicted for San Diego County This Week

    City News Service|Updated Aug 1, 2021

    SAN DIEGO - Low clouds once again straddled coastal San Diego County this morning, producing patchy dense fog across the coastal mesas and some of the lower elevations, the National Weather Service said. The low clouds cleared quickly over land, with only a few lingering clouds along the beaches as of 9 a.m. A lack of moisture was predicted to prevent thunderstorms from developing Sunday, though some spotty cumulus clouds were still expected over the mountains. High...

  • Monsoonal moisture expected over Southern California

    City News Service|Updated Jul 17, 2021

    SAN DIEGO - High pressure over the Southwest was predicted to bring increasing monsoonal moisture to Southern California this weekend, the National Weather Service said. Thunderstorms were possible, mainly in the mountains and deserts Saturday and Sunday afternoon and evening, the NWS said. Showers may drift across the coastal and valley areas Saturday night into Sunday morning. Marine layer clouds may be more limited due to the monsoonal flow and higher sea surface temperatures. This pattern was expected to also favor...

  • Stiff Santa Ana winds lash San Diego area

    Updated Jan 19, 2021

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Strong Santa Ana winds kicked up in the San Diego area Tuesday, Jan. 19, downing trees and power lines while increasing wildfire hazards across the rain-starved region. In the early afternoon, the National Weather Service reported local gusts as high as 77 mph in the East County -- at Big Black Mountain and Hellhole Canyon -- and 46 mph closer to the coast, at the U.S.-Mexico border in Otay Mesa. The blustery conditions, which were expected to last through Wednesday, sent trees and utility standards toppling...

  • Gusty Santa Ana winds expected in San Diego County mountains, western valleys

    Updated Jan 15, 2021

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Gusty Santa Ana winds will blow in the San Diego County mountains and western valleys today, according to the National Weather Service. The agency issued a wind advisory that will be in effect in those two areas until 2 p.m. Friday. Winds out of the northeast are expected to be between 25 to 35 mph, with gusts potentially reaching 60 mph in the mountains, forecasters said. The strong winds could blow around unsecured objects and could blow down tree limbs, potentially causing power outages, the NWS warned....

  • Santa Ana conditions expected this week in San Diego County

    Updated Jan 11, 2021

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Santa Ana conditions, with some low humidity and gusty winds, are expected this week in San Diego County, including elevated surf early in the week with some minor coastal flooding in spots, the National Weather Service said. Minor coastal flooding is likely in San Diego County early Monday morning due to the combination of high surf and astronomical high tides, forecasters said. A high surf advisory, with 8-10 foot sets, is in effect until 1 p.m. Tuesday for San Diego coastal areas, the NWS said. A coastal...

  • Warm weather ahead this week in San Diego County

    Updated Jan 9, 2021

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Dry weather with above-normal temperatures are expected to continue Saturday, Jan. 9 throughout San Diego County as a Santa Ana pattern prevails, with warmth peaking late next week, the National Weather Service said. A high surf advisory is in effect until 1 p.m. Tuesday for coastal areas, forecasters said. High temperatures along the coast Saturday were expected to be 64-69 degrees and mostly sunny with overnight lows of 40-47 and mostly clear, the NWS...

  • Dry weather expected in San Diego County next week

    Updated Jan 2, 2021

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Dry weather was expected to prevail next week in San Diego County, with night and morning low clouds and fog to return tonight, the National Weather Service said. A high surf advisory for the county's coastal areas was issued Saturday by the NWS until 2 p.m. Monday. Dangerous swimming conditions and strong rip currents are expected, with minor beach erosion, mainly in southern coastal areas. Waves and surf were expected to be 4 to 7 feet with sets to 8 feet, with sets of up to 10 feet south of Torrey Pines...

  • Storm bring snow to mountains, rains to San Diego County through Tuesday morning

    Updated Dec 28, 2020

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A Pacific storm system, with rain and mountain snow, made landfall Monday, Dec. 28 in San Diego County and will continue bringing rain, snow and gusty winds to the region through Tuesday morning. According to the NWS, up to one inch of rain was recorded in the mountains, with isolated amounts exceeding one inch expected through late tonight. A winter storm warning issued this morning by the NWS remains in effect until 4 a.m. Tuesday for San Diego County...

  • Santa Ana winds raise risk of wildfires today

    Updated Nov 27, 2020

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Gusty Santa Ana winds and low humidity will significantly raise the risk of wildfires through Saturday morning in the San Diego County mountains and inland valleys, according to the National Weather Service. Winds out of the northeast are expected to be between 15-25 mph Friday, with gusts potentially reaching 40 mph in the mountains and 30 mph in the inland valleys, forecasters said. Humidity will remain in the 8-12% range throughout the day. The gusty...

  • Weak Santa Ana winds bring warmer, drier conditions

    Updated Nov 14, 2020

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A weak Santa Ana wind pattern starting Saturday, Nov. 14 and continuing through Monday will bring in warmer and drier conditions to San Diego County, the National Weather Service said. The warmth will peak on Monday, with temperatures 10 to 15 degrees above normal, forecasters said. A cooling trend will begin on Tuesday, with onshore flow strengthening and marine layer clouds gradually returning. Along the coast, a beach hazard statement is in effect through Tuesday for minor tidal overflow during the...

  • Widespread showers, thunderstorms hit San Diego County

    Updated Nov 7, 2020

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The first storm of the season was expected to bring widespread showers and isolated thunderstorms to San Diego County Saturday, Nov. 7, with heavy snow in the mountains. The second of two fast-moving storms will arrive Sunday, with both storms keeping temperatures well below average and bringing strong, gusty winds to the mountains and deserts, according to the National Weather Service. High temperatures in coastal areas Saturday were expected to be 60-65...

  • Cold storm arrives Friday bringing wind, rain and snow throughout weekend

    Updated Nov 6, 2020

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A cold storm system will arrive Friday, Nov. 6 in San Diego County, bringing gusty conditions along with rain showers throughout the weekend, according to the National Weather Service A significant trough of low pressure currently over the Pacific Northwest will make its way down the coast today, forecasters said. The storm system will have two waves, with the first expected to arrive Saturday morning and bring widespread rain showers throughout the day. The...

  • Clouds cover San Diego County today, rain possible Sunday

    Updated Oct 24, 2020

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Cool temperatures were expected Saturday, Oct. 24 with clouds covering most of San Diego County and some light precipitation falling west of the mountains tonight, with the best chance of rain on Sunday into Sunday night, the National Weather Service said. Moderate to locally strong Santa Ana winds are expected Monday into Tuesday morning, with fair and warmer weather to follow next week, the NWS said. High temperatures Saturday along the coast were expected to be around 72 degrees with overnight lows of...

  • Heat wave persists in San Diego County but relief will arrive this weekend

    Updated Oct 16, 2020

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Triple-digit heat is expected once again Friday, Oct. 16 in many San Diego County communities, but relief from the scorching conditions will arrive this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. The high pressure system fueling the heat wave will linger for another day, then temperatures will begin dropping on Saturday and keep dropping through the middle of next week, forecasters said. A heat advisory remains in effect until 5 p.m. today in coastal...

  • Heat wave expected in San Diego County throughout work week

    Updated Oct 12, 2020

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Temperatures will soar to near triple digits Monday, Oct. 12 in the San Diego County valleys as a heatwave is set to grip the region until this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. High pressure centered off the West Coast will strengthen throughout the week and bring above-average temperatures through at least Friday, forecasters said. Humidity will also drop to around 10-15 percent throughout the county most afternoons, slightly elevating...

  • Santa Ana winds, heat bring increased risk of wildfires in San Diego County

    Updated Sep 28, 2020

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Santa Ana winds will sweep through parts of San Diego County Monday, Sept. 28 as temperatures heat up amid low humidity, significantly raising the risk of wildfires throughout the region, according to the National Weather Service. A wide area of high pressure will build over the western United States today, ushering in hot and dry weather in Southern California through Thursday, forecasters said. The NWS issued a red flag warning from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. today f...

  • Heat wave expected to arrive in San Diego County on Sunday

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Temperatures will remain around average Friday, Sept. 25 throughout San Diego County, but a high-pressure system is expected to arrive on Sunday and bring hot weather along with an increased risk of wildfires next week, according to the National Weather Service. An upper ridge will begin building in the region on Sunday and cause temperatures to rise through at least Tuesday, forecasters said. Gusty winds and low humidity are also expected in the mountains...

  • Warm weather, clear skies expected across San Diego County

    Updated Sep 19, 2020

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Clear skies and warm weather were predicted for San Diego County Saturday, Sept. 18, though areas of the mountains and deserts will continue to see haze and smoke from ongoing wildfires, the National Weather Service said. Low pressure over the next few days will bring a deepening of the marine layer, and low clouds and patchy fog for coastal areas and western valleys can be expected into early next week. High temperatures along the coast Saturday will be...

  • Smoke layer thins this weekend over San Diego County

    Updated Sep 12, 2020

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - High pressure will keep the weather warm over San Diego County this weekend as the smoke layer caused by the Valley Fire slowly thins, the National Weather Service said Saturday, Sept. 12. Marine clouds and fog should remain patchy and confined to coastal areas, forecasters said. Cooler weather is expected for later next week as a low-pressure trough arrives over the West Coast. While radar does show some lessening of the smoky sky caused by last week's Valley Fire, satellite imagery showed the smoke continu...

  • Extreme heat wave continues in San Diego area, wildfire risks remain high

    Updated Sep 7, 2020

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The continuing late-summer heatwave brought a record-breaking high to San Diego, and triple-digit temperatures to other parts of the county, with little relief expected until later in the week. In San Diego, Sunday's high reached 100 degrees at 1:05 p.m., breaking the record for September 6, according to the National Weather Service. The previous record was 97 degrees, set in 2011. The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning that remains in...

  • Extreme heat wave hits San Diego area, raising wildfire risks

    Updated Sep 5, 2020

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The extreme late-summer heatwave that has brought triple-digit temperatures to parts of the San Diego area is expected to roast the region through the Labor Day weekend. The hot spell and accompanying low humidity and gusty winds out of the east prompted the National Weather Service to issue a ``red flag'' wildfire warning for the inland valleys and mountains, effective from 10 a.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday. The alert signifies a likelihood of critical...

  • Heatwave begins throughout San Diego County, brings elevated fire risk

    Updated Sep 4, 2020

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Temperatures could soar into the triple digits in most of San Diego County Friday, Sept. 4 as a brutal stretch of heat begins, bringing an elevated risk of wildfires this weekend in the mountains and the western valleys, according to the National Weather Service. High pressure will strengthen over the West Coast throughout Labor Day weekend, ushering in the sweltering conditions, forecasters said. The heat, low relative humidity and gust winds out of the...

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