Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain! Tues early morning we were provided a gift from above – rain.  While many people had a rough commute and start to their day the long term benefits of this storm are impossible to ignore.  Light rain falling overnight in parts of San Diego County became heavier and more widespread Tuesday, with more than an inch dropping in some areas.

Moisture from the remnants of former tropical Cyclone Linda will bring light to moderately strong showers in the mountains, valleys and coastal areas through Wednesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Coverage of showers along and west of the mountains is expected increased during the morning with greatest coverage and amounts spreading southward from Orange County and southwestern San Bernardino County during the afternoon and early evening into San Diego County – according to the weather service.

Precipitation amounts are expected to range from a third to half an inch near the coast to 1.5 inches in the mountains, forecasters said for the county of San Diego.  Below is a specific breakdown of what was estimated as the storm rolled in this morning.

Forecasters predict the following rain fall amounts for these specific regions of the county:

  • .36 inches of rain in San Diego
  • .43 inches in Oceanside, .47 inches in Escondido
  • .56 inches in Ramona, .57 inches in Alpine
  • .83 inches at Mt. Laguna
  • .92 inches in Julian
  • 1.26 inches on Palomar Mountain by late Wednesday morning.

The storm did result in slick roads and other travel hazards.  Morning commutes were brutal with traffic stacking up all over the county. Rain is predicted to continue even into Wednesday morning in San Diego so make sure to plan ahead for tomorrows commute if you have a long drive.  Urban and small stream flooding could also be possible in areas that get heavy rain, forecasters said.