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San Diego hit with 13th atmospheric river | What does this mean for Opening Day?

The Padres will face off against the Rockies at 6:40 p.m. The rain, which prompted the time change, is expected to taper off by the start of the game.
Credit: CBS 8 Weather

SAN DIEGO — A weakening 'atmospheric river' made its mark on San Diego Wednesday and mountain snow and scattered rain continued into Thursday, resulting in the decision to change the game time for the San Diego Padres Home Opener. The game will now begin at 6:40 p.m. The wet weather is expected to taper off through the evening hours and likely by the start of the game.

Beyond precipitation, cooler temperatures and gusty west winds will also be felt Thursday. Far drier weather is expected from Friday through the upcoming weekend and temperatures will become warmer and winds will calm going into the weekend, as well.

Once this storm passes, we'll return to a zonal flow, meaning no major boost or drop in temperatures, but skies should clear significantly from Friday to the weekend. Once Friday arrives, another drier stretch should last from Friday through at least the beginning of next week.

Weather Alerts

Interactive Radar Map | Follow the rain as it moves into San Diego County 

Winter Weather Advisory | Mountains:
March 30, 12:00 AM -  March 30, 4:00 PM

Sand and Sandbags

San Diego County Office of Emergency Services and ReadySanDiego.org reports that free sand and sandbags are available to residents and business throughout San Diego County at the following locations:

Storm Preparedness & Resource Information 

  • The Get it Done app can help you report blocked storm drains, potholes, and broken streetlights 

  • Sign up for Alert San Diego notifications for all your telephone numbers 

  • Report flooding to the City's emergency dispatch center at 619-527-7500 

  • Report downed electrical lines or gas emergencies to San Diego Gas & Electric at 800-411-7343 

  • ReadySanDiego.org has information on how to protect yourself and your property during a flooding situation 

For more information on preparing for a storm and what to do during and after the rain, click here to be taken to the City of San Diego’s Storm Preparedness website.

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