Wet weather expected to taper off Monday afternoon

Scattered light to moderate showers fell around San Diego County on Monday morning but the wet weather should taper off by Monday afternoon, forecasters said.

The showers are associated with an upper level trough that will move east Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

The agency issued a small craft advisory for the outer waters until 7 a.m.

In addition to rain, wind gusts of 25 miles per hour are expected along the coast Monday morning, up to 30 mph in the deserts and up to 35 mph in the mountains, forecasters said.

Wind gusts will drop to 25 mph in the mountains and deserts by Monday afternoon, according to the Weather Service.

In the two-day period ending at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, the Weather Service said 0.9 inches of rain fell in Encinitas, 0.4 inches at Lindbergh Field in downtown San Diego, 0.5 inches at Montgomery Field in Kearny Mesa, 0.71 inches in Escondido, 0.44 inches in Poway, 0.48 inches in La Mesa, 1 inches fell in Potrero and 1.02 inches in Julian.

Mostly clear skies were expected Monday night, followed by mostly sunny skies Tuesday throughout the county.