The waning days of winter don’t have much to offer people who prefer it to be warm and sunny.
The sun poked through the cloud cover for a few hours on Monday afternoon. But the National Weather Service said a new train of moisture will begin moving across Southern California late Tuesday, and it’ll linger.
Sporadic showers “will last into Thursday and maybe into Friday,” said Brandt Maxwell, a weather service forecaster.
The latest system could drop from a half-inch to inch of rain at and near the coast by the end of the week, and roughly twice as much in the mountains.
“There will be more rain the further north you go,” Maxwell said.
Monday’s daytime high reached 62 in San Diego. Temperatures will climb into the mid-60s Tuesday through Thursday, but it’ll feel cooler because of the rain.
San Diego International Airport has received 10.79 inches of rain since Oct. 1, which is 3.21 inches above average. The airport recorded only 2.46 inches during the same period a year ago.