The chilly-to-cold weather that has dominated San Diego for nearly two weeks will finally fade away this week as daytime highs climb into the 70s for the first time since mid-February.
A weak high pressure system will lift San Diego’s temperatures into the upper 60s on Monday and above 70 on Wednesday and Thursday. There will be a cooling pattern late in the week, but temperatures will still be above average. Showers are possible next weekend.
But the National Weather Service says there are no major storms in the forecast through mid-March, meaning that there’s less-and-less time for the region to make up its large rain deficit.
Since the rainy season began on October 1st, San Diego International Airport has recorded 2.46’’ of precipitation, which is 5.12’’ below average.
“The high pressure that’s building is weak, so it could break down and let storms in,” said Brett Albright, a forecaster in the weather service’s San Diego office. “But right now we don’t see much beyond possible showers at the end of the week.”