The showers, which began Sunday, dropped anywhere from a couple tenths of an inch to nearly 1.2 inches of precipitation across the county, according to the National Weather Service. On Oct. 5, two locales, Alpine and El Cajon, recorded record rainfall for the date – 0.39 and 0.68 of an inch, respectively.
Some of the highest amounts recorded as of about 11 p.m. Monday included 1.19 inches at Birch Hill; 1.14 inches in Rainbow; 1.1 inches on Palomar Mountain; .97 of an inch on Otay Mountain; .84 of an inch at Miramar Lake; .80 of an inch in Oceanside; .78 of an inch near Julian; and .77 of an inch in Rancho Bernardo.
The downpours also led to traffic problems. Over a roughly 24-hour period ending at shortly before midnight, the California Highway Patrol logged 293 crashes on local freeways and roadways in unincorporated areas, as compared with the some 140 crashes the agency typically responds to over a day of dry weather.
Forecasters said there would be a chance of isolated showers in the mountains this afternoon but that most areas should stay dry.
Warmer weather is expected to develop midweek, and high temperatures could reach up to 15 degrees above average Friday and Saturday, forecasters said.
-- City News Service