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