First storm of autumn may miss San Diego

An autumn storm will hit the San Francisco Bay area on Friday but it appears that the system will fall apart as it drifts south, denying San Diego much-needed rain.

The National Weather Service initially thought that the system would strong enough to soak Southern California, where the wild lands are very dry, partly due to the two major heat waves that occurred in October.

But the new forecast say the storm will dissipate by the time that it reaches Point Conception. Forecasters are tracking a second low pressure system that could possibly bring rain to San Diego next week.

The weather service says weather temperatures will be, or slight below, average in San Diego County through the weekend, and a strong marine layer could produce drizzle at the coast on Friday and Saturday.

The surf will remain small well into the weekend, forecasters said.

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