New, weaker storm on the way


The current weather pattern of rain a couple of times each week will continue, with the next storm expected to arrive in San Diego County Tuesday night, a National Weather Service meteorologist said.

But the next system will be nothing like the powerful storm that just passed through, said Tina Stall of the NWS.

“It looks like mostly light rain — it looks like the majority of the storm will pass to our north,” Stall said.

She said showers could extend into Wednesday night.

After some drying out Thursday and Friday, there could be another storm by the weekend “but the timing is still uncertain at this point,” Stall said.

Temperatures during the week will remain in the low- to mid-60s, she said.

The storm system that just passed through dropped well over an inch of rain in many San Diego locations, according to NWS records.

The rainfall is believed to have contributed to a freeway traffic accident that killed a 31-year-old San Diego woman.

Several suspected illegal immigrants were successfully rescued from the rain-swollen Tijuana River in two separate pre-dawn incidents, lifeguard Lt. Andy Lerum said. Personnel from the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, U.S. Border Patrol and other agencies participated in the rescues, he said.