The recent rains that have fallen on San Diego County since Thursday morning are expected to continue through Monday, with many communities recording well over an inch of rain. La Mesa rain gauges recorded .85 of an inch.
The National Weather Service released rainfall totals from Thursday morning through Saturday at 11 a.m:
Imperial Beach 1.37
Lindbergh Field 1.02
Rancho Bernardo .97
La Mesa .85
Del Mar .61
The National Weather Service said rain was expected to persist for the next 24 to 48 hours as onshore flow increases in ahead of a cold upper-level trough headed down the coast through Monday.
“This was a welcome and beneficial rain for the area including the deserts, where little rain has fallen so far this season,” forecasters reported on the NWS website. “It is not quite over yet either.”
The National Weather Service forecast for La Mesa:
Saturday afternoon: Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
Saturday night: A 50 percent chance of showers. Areas of fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph.
Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before 10am. Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 58. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday night: A slight chance of showers before 10pm, then a chance of showers after 4 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 10 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 56. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the morning.
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 41.