After nearly two weeks of unseasonably warm and dry weather, moderate rain was expected to hit San Diego County by Thursday afternoon, forecasters said.
According to the National Weather Service, a Pacific storm will pull subtropical moisture over from the south. However, San Diego County will fare better than most of southwest California.
Northern Orange County and extreme western Riverside and San Bernardino counties have the best chance of receiving the heaviest rain, the Weather Service reported.
Rain was expected to move into San Diego County from Orange County by this afternoon and linger through tonight and into Friday morning, according to Weather Service.
A total of half-an-inch to three-quarters of an inch of rain should fall in northern San Diego County, while one-quarter to half-an-inch should fall in the southern part of the county, the NWS reported.