SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The first of two Pacific storms was expected to move into the San Diego area early Saturday morning bringing with it intermittent rain showers and light winds inland and along the coast, heavy, potentially damaging wind gusts to the mountains and deserts, and then on Sunday, high surf and dangerous riptides, according to the National Weather Service.
Showers will douse the area Saturday, taper off Saturday night and then return on Monday, forecasters predict. Temperatures in the area will range from the mid 50s to the mid 60s along the coast and further inland, according to the NWS.
Forecasters have also issued a high wind warning for the mountains and deserts. Winds there are expected to range from 20 to 40 miles per hour with gusts up to 65 miles per hour. The NWS issued a wind warning for the mountain and desert area that will go into effect at 6 a.m. and continue until at least 10 p.m. Saturday.
The high winds will make driving high-profile vehicles like trucks and motor homes difficult on mountain and desert roads today, according to the NWS.
The storm front will also churn up the surf on Sunday, bringing with it 4 foot to 7 foot surf with sets up to 8 feet and dangerous riptides, according to the NWS. Forecasters have issued a high surf advisory for San Diego beaches that will go into effect 5 a.m. Sunday and run through 5 a.m. Monday.
Forecasters also predict the rain in the San Diego area will end Saturday night and that the second weaker storm front will begin to slide into the region late Sunday night, producing even less rain than the first system before it clears out Monday afternoon.
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