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First Fall Storm Tails Off Into Warming Trend This Weekend

Rain wreaked havoc on the morning commute throughout San Diego County.

The tail end of this year's first fall storm wreaked havoc on the morning commute throughout San Diego County early Friday, flooding roadways and causing dozens of accidents.

The weekend is expected to bring a gradual warming trend along with fair weather through next week, NWS meteorologist Tina Stall said.

Flooded roadways included a transition ramp from northbound Interstate 5 to state Route 52 in the La Jolla area, where at least two vehicles became stranded in standing water, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The agency's website indicated it was working on more than two dozen traffic accidents around the county this morning, most involving no injuries.

One of the more serious crashes attributed to the rain occurred around 2 a.m., when a tractor-trailer tanker jack-knifed on the westbound state Route 52 ramp from southbound state Route 163.

The unsettled weather made landfall late Wednesday into early Thursday, dropping temperatures 5 to 10 degrees below normal along the coast and 10 to 20 degrees below normal inland.

-City News Service

NWS Santee Forecast

  • Friday: Scattered showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
  • Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.
  • Saturday:  Sunny, with a high near 77. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
  • Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.
  • Sunday:  Sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
  • Sunday Night:  Clear, with a low around 60.
  • RainWaterSystems October 13, 2012 at 03:56 PM
    " It never rains in San Diego. " Man, if I had a dollar every time I heard that.... My recent customers report overflowing rain barrels. Every day I pray for rain!

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