SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego County will have a chance to dry out Thursday before another storm rolls into town late Friday, forecasters said.
On Wednesday, Lindbergh Field received .31 inches of rain, Oceanside received .35, Escondido received .41, Julian received .8 and Alpine received .53, according to the National Weather Service.
A high surf advisory is scheduled to go in effect from 10 a.m. Thursday to 2 a.m. Friday. There will be surf of 4 to 7 feet, with sets of 8 feet, the Weather Service advised, adding that high tide will be nearly 7 feet by 8 a.m. and low tide will be minor 1.5 feet by about 2:45 p.m.
Also, a small craft advisory is scheduled for the outer coastal waters from Thursday afternoon through Thursday night. Seas should be near 10 feet, mainly in the west part of the outer waters as a northwest swell builds into the area, according to the Weather Service.
Highs for Thursday will be in the high 50s at the beaches and in the western valleys, low 50s near the foothills, 40s in the mountains and low 60s in the deserts.
Looking forward, another storm is expected to arrive late Friday and continue through Saturday. Rain will be heavy at times and there will be strong gusty winds, especially in the mountains and deserts, the Weather Service advised.
Friday's storm is expected to drop 1 to 1.5 inches of rain along the coast and in the valleys, and 1.5 to 3.5 inches in the mountains.