A variety of weather ranges are expected in San Diego County this week, ranging from a thunderstorm on Thursday night and a transition to Santa Ana conditions until Sunday, forecasters said.
A major storm system forming over California is expected to bring some precipitation to San Diego County by Thursday night, NBC 7 meteorologist Sheena Parveen said.
The first signs of a storm approaching came in the form of lower temperatures and partly cloudy skies over San Diego on Wednesday. Similar conditions were expected during the day on Thursday, but as midnight approaches, precipitation is possible and even thunderstorms in some places, Parveen said.
The storm will develop slowly, and whatever rain reaches San Diego County will be mild compared to areas that can be expected in the north. Light, occasional showers may continue overnight and on Friday morning.
No more than half an inch of rain is expected in the county. Coastal areas can expect about 0.1 inches, and mountain ranges could see more than a quarter of an inch.
There was lightning throughout the county on Thursday night, but nowhere was there a greater effect than in Encinitas, where a fifth-grader seemed to have summoned a blow at will.
With a little rain, the wind will strengthen in San Diego County and peak during Thursday night. The strongest shocks were expected in mountains and deserts with peaks up to 65 mph.
A wind warning was issued for Thursday at 5 p.m. until Friday at 5 p.m. for mountains and land valleys. Wind conditions along the coast and inland valleys were also expected.
The weekend is expected to be warm and sunny, Parveen said. Another change of weather will come on Sunday as the winds of Santa Ana develop, bringing with them another warm-up.