A tropical storm situated off the Baja California coast is triggering an unusual weather phenomenon that is impacting San Diego. This weather anomaly is being closely monitored by experts from the National Weather Service, who are issuing warnings about a potential sequence of events. Initially, a heatwave is forecasted to bring about fire risks to the region, with heightened concerns due to the heatwave’s potential to strain the power grid. While a regional heatwave is enveloping the northwest, it is unlikely to affect San Diego to the same extent as northern California and Oregon.
Alex Tardy of the National Weather Service described the current weather pattern as having been established, likening it to an open door. There is an anticipation of continuous warm temperatures, which could contribute to fire-prone conditions. However, a significant shift is anticipated as the situation is expected to transition to rain, which might be extensive and widespread. The looming concern revolves around potential flooding, possibly taking place either in the upcoming weekend or the following week. To prepare for various scenarios, Cal Fire crews are on standby, poised to respond promptly to mitigate any resulting risks.
As the situation evolves, Thursday is marked as a crucial juncture in the weather pattern. Rescue teams are on high alert, fully staffed and prepared to address either fire outbreaks or the potential flooding that might ensue. Though specific details regarding the intensity and timing of the rain remain uncertain, Alex Tardy emphasized that the conditions are conducive for the tropical storm from the south to influence the region’s weather patterns.