Forecast calls for a wet weekend

Get set for a wet weekend.

Rainfall - heavy at times - will douse the San Diego area over the next several days, though the cloudbursts likely won’t be as significant as initially predicted, according to the National Weather Service.

Late Friday morning, the Weather Service canceled a flash-flood watch it had issued for the region’s beaches, valleys and mountains for a roughly 24-period beginning this afternoon.

Though some urban-runoff and small-stream overflows remain possible, revised forecasts indicate that the main potential for prolonged and heavy downpours will be in Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, according to the Weather Service.

In the San Diego area, it will be mostly cloudy Friday afternoon and evening, with a 20 percent chance of measurable precipitation at the beaches and valleys, a 40 percent chance in the mountains and wind gusts up to 25 mph in most areas, forecasters predicted.

By evening, the showers may be heavy at times, and thunderstorms are

likely throughout the county Saturday, with a chance of small hail in the valleys and mountains.

Rainfall totals could exceed a half-inch per hour at times during the storm, especially across south-facing slopes, according to the NWS.