San Diego to get winds, maybe a smidge of rain, then a warm Christmas Eve

San Diego County’s weather will change rapidly over the next three days, starting with winds that will snap ashore off the Pacific on Wednesday afternoon. The winds will last until late evening, and could be followed overnight by a smattering of rain.

Wednesday’s daytime times will be in the 60s across most of the county.

The National Weather Service says the winds will turn offshore on Thursday as a moderate Santa Ana condition descends on the region. The winds won’t lead to a red flag alert in San Diego County, but they could in Orange and Los Angeles counties.

The winds will fade locally by Friday, when the region begins a warming pattern. Forecasters say the the daytime high for Sunday — Christmas Eve — will range from about 70 in San Diego to 80 across inland foothills and canyons.

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