Cooler temperatures and perhaps even showers are in store for Santee later this week, forecasters said Monday.
A low pressure system off the California coast is expected to move slowly toward the east and southeast this week, bringing showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms to Southern California late Wednesday night through early Thursday evening, according to the National Weather Service.
Santee NWS Forecast
Monday: Cloudy early, then clearing, with a high near 77.
Monday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.
Tuesday: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 76.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night: A chance of showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 68.
Thursday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 74.
The agency said general rainfall amounts will range from one-tenth to a quarter-inch near the coast to around half an inch in the mountains, but thunderstorms could produce heavy rainfall and small hail in some areas. The snow level will likely drop to 6,500 to 7,000 feet Thursday evening, according to the NWS.
Daytime highs are expected to be around 10 degrees below average at lower elevations and 15 to 20 degrees below average in the mountains at higher elevations.
"This is a sharp contrast to early last week when high temperatures were 10 to 15 degrees above average and locally 20 degrees above average," according to an NWS advisory.
-City News Service