An impressive batch of rain is just about to blast through the San Diego area. Embedded in this line of rain could be isolated thunderstorms, so don't be surprised if you hear thunder. Heavy rain and gusty winds will be possible with the strongest storms. I highly encourage that you stay indoors until this passes! This line is moving fairly quickly, so it will only take about an hour or two for the heaviest rain to move to the east.

Periods of light rain will persist into early tonight. A random isolated shower could pop up on Sunday, especially in the mountains. Otherwise, it should be a mainly dry finish to the weekend. Get out and enjoy it, I know I am!

Snow levels will drop to around 6,000 feet, so most of the local mountains will stay snow-free, though the top of Cuyamaca could get some snow. The taller mountains to the north will definitely get more snow. Last check in Big Bear Lake, there was 7". You can get snow and rain totals at the following link:


The core of the storm system is still to the west. It will settle into the region this afternoon and evening and will bring another chance for showers and an occasional downpour. The atmosphere is unstable enough that I can't completely rule out an isolated thunderstorm, but the chances are pretty slim. Showers will dissipate tonight into Sunday morning, and then the rest of the weekend looks dry.

Snow levels will drop to around 6000 feet this evening and tonight. It looks like Big Bear Lake has already received around 7" of snow.

Here is a look at the storm totals across the San Diego County area (click image to enlarge). You can also find rain and snow totals at the following link:

UPDATE - 12 PM FRIDAY 2/28/2014

The initial wave of rain is now starting to leave the area. Spotty showers and an occasional downpour will persist on-and-off into the evening, especially in the mountains. However, the most widespread area of rain is now gone.

Isolated showers or a quick downpour will continue into Saturday, but it won't be a complete washout. Definitely not like today. Isolated thunderstorms will also be possible, so don't be surprised if you hear thunder. Snow levels will drop down to 5000-6000 feet tomorrow as the core of the system passes overhead.

Here are the 24 hour rain totals:

Here is the forecasted rain totals through Saturday:

Here are the forecasted snow totals through Saturday: