The welcome news is that the forecast for points between the shoreline and the mountains is for sunny skies and pleasant temperatures today through the weekend, forecaster Wilbur Shigehara said. However, forecasters are keeping watch on Hurricane Hilary and Tropical Storm Irwin, both of which are moving up the Baja California coast.
Hurricane Hilary might disrupt that forecast, as segments of the storm move into the San Diego area as early as Saturday night, according to Shigehara. And if Hilary doesn't, Tropical Storm Irwin might, he added.
"Hilary is the wild card throwing our forecast out of whack," Shigehara said. "When a hurricane breaks up, the clouds that were wound tightly around it have to go somewhere. If these clouds get caught in some of the high level winds headed toward San Diego, we'll have a much cloudier weekend than we planned."