About a quarter-inch of rain fell in northern San Diego County overnight

Heavy clouds loom over the surrounding areas of Tecolote Canyon on Wednesday.
A person walks by the beach along Ocean Boulevard during a rain storm.
(Eduardo Contreras/The San Diego Union-Tribune)

The system is expected to spread modest showers across South County through 10 a.m. and is bringing very cold air to the region


A cold Pacific storm dropped 0.20 to 0.30 inches of rain across parts of north coastal San Diego County before dawn on Thursday and is spreading into South County where light showers and drizzle are possible throughout the morning, the National Weather Service said.

The system also is producing winds up to 30 mph on Interstate 8, east of Alpine, with higher gusts in the mountains.

Thursday’s high temperature in San Diego will only reach 62, extending the latest stretch of unusually cool weather across the region. The city isn’t expected to hit its seasonal high of 69 before next Wednesday.

The temperature will be in the low 60s at 6:40 p.m. Friday when the Padres begin play against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Petco Park in downtown San Diego.

The average monthly temperature in San Diego has been below average for the past six months.

San Diego International Airport has recorded 13.75 inches of precipitation since the rainy season began on Oct. 1. The city averages 9.79 inches from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30.


8:06 a.m. May 4, 2023: This story has been updated with initial rain totals.