Wet and cold Christmas in the county

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) – It was a rainy Christmas in San Diego County, with rain lingering on Saturday night and Sunday, forecasters said.

Showers arrived on Saturday afternoon, with a stronger wave on Saturday night through early Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters predicted a third to 1 inch of precipitation at low elevations and a possible 1 to 2 inches on the west / southwest slopes of the mountains.

Daytime temperatures on Saturday are expected to be in the 50’s along the coast, with overnight lows in the 40’s. Mountain temperatures will stay in the 40’s on Saturday, dropping into the 30’s overnight.

The Christmas Day storm follows heavy rains Thursday and Friday, which fell about three-quarters of an inch along the coast and up to 3 inches north of Julian in the mountains. Mount Laguna received about 2.5 inches of rain and between a tenth to a quarter of an inch fell in the deserts.

A flood watch was issued until noon Friday for the entire county, and the city of San Diego said it would close several roads that cross the San Diego River in the Mission Valley area.

Another system from Monday to early Tuesday and again Wednesday or Thursday could bring additional precipitation, the NWS said.

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