Sunny skies expected mid-day after rain clouds clear

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — After morning clouds fade away Wednesday, San Diego can expect mostly sunny skies and seasonable temperatures for the opening of the 78th racing season at the Del Mar Racetrack. 

Sudden downpours in the North County may slow down the morning commute. 

Moderate to heavy rainfall could affect drivers along Interstate 15 and state Routes 78 and 79, according to the National Weather Service. Thunderstorms could possibly develop in the morning in the vicinity of Oceanside, Carlsbad and Vista.

Clouds and fog will cover the rest of the coast in the morning hours. Both rain and clouds are expected to diminish mid-morning and should mostly clear before gates open at the racetracks at 11:30 a.m. Expect plenty of sunshine for the races, which begin at 2 p.m. 

Monsoonal moisture is expected to continue Wednesday in eastern parts of San Diego County. The mountains and deserts may see thunderstorms and showers in the afternoon. 

Drier and warmer weather is expected Thursday and Friday, forecasters said.

Temperatures are expected to be slightly above average for this time of year, but humidity will make conditions slightly uncomfortable. Wear light clothing if heading to the races. 

Wednesday’s high temperatures are expected to be 77 degrees along the coast, 87 degrees inland, 84 degrees in the mountains and 105 degrees for the deserts. 

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