Two San Diego shelters will expand access Thursday evening for those needing shelter from rainfall expected to hit the region.

The city’s Inclement Weather Shelter Program provides expanded shelter services temporarily when temperatures drop below 50 and the chance of rain is higher than 40%, when the temperature falls below 45 degrees regardless of the chance of rain or when sustained high winds are predicted.

According to the National Weather Service, scattered showers were expected Thursday, with dry weather returning Friday.

Father Joe’s Villages Shelter will accommodate up to 134 adults and/or families and families with children, while Connections Housing can accommodate up to 30 adults.

Check-in at Father Joe’s begins at 4 p.m. and residents are expected to check out by 5 the next morning. Check-in at Connections Housing runs on a first-come, first-served basis from 5:30 to 11 p.m. and residents are expected to check out by 7 the following morning.

People spending the night at either of the two shelters will have meals provided to them. More information on the Inclement Weather Shelter Program is available by dialing 211 or visiting

The expansions are funded through a partnership with the San Diego Housing Commission and the city of San Diego.

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