Also serving the communities of De Luz, Rainbow, Camp Pendleton, Pala and Pauma

Numerous showers continue with isolated thunderstorms, strong wind

SAN DIEGO - A storm that brought more than an inch and a half of rain to the mountains of San Diego County today was expected to continue tonight with brief, scattered showers, according to the National Weather Service.

The storm is moving east fast, and still carries a threat of isolated thunderstorms, strong winds and dangerous boating conditions.

The weather is expected to clear tomorrow afternoon, but a high surf advisory remains in effect until Monday morning.

Today's showers caused numerous vehicles to spin out and overturn on county freeways, including one crash that closed transition lanes from southbound Interstate 805 to state Route 15 in City Heights for about 2 1/2

hours.

A section of Quarry Road in Spring Valley prone to flooding did so late this afternoon, the California Highway Patrol reported.

As of late afternoon, 1.54 inches of rain was recorded at Palomar Observatory, 1.18 inches in Fallbrook, 1.15 inches at Julian and nearly 1 inch in Oceanside. Other totals include .95 of an inch at Cuyamaca, .81 of an inch in La Mesa, .76 of an inch Ramona and .56 of an inch at Mount Laguna.

Escondido got .57 of an inch of precipitation, Carlsbad .73 of an inch, Brown Field .63 of an inches, and Alpine and Poway each got .37 of an inch.

Coastal temperatures may dip to 47 tonight and top out at 65 tomorrow under partly cloudy skies. Inland valleys may reach a low of 41 tonight and highs tomorrow in the mid to upper 60s.

Mountain temperatures could dip below 32 degrees tonight, with wind gusts of 30 mph possible, and highs tomorrow ranging from 48 to 58 degrees.

Deserts will be a cool 48 degrees tonight and warm up to 72 degrees tomorrow, according to the Weather Service.

The National Weather Service small stream flood advisory for Orange, Western Riverside and Southwestern San Bernardino and San Diego counties has expired.

Numerous showers will continue and may be briefly heavy. If the showers increase in coverage and intensity, or begin to slow, another flood advisory may be need to be issued.

Vigorous storm bringing rain. snow, waves up to 7 feet; Flood advisory issued

FLOOD ADVISORY issued from the National Weather Service (NWS) in San Diego.

The NWS in San Diego has extended the urgan and small stream flood advisory for Western Riverside county and San Diego County until 3 pm.

At 1:34 pm bands of locally heavy rain continued to move into the area. Rainfall rates exceeding one-quarter inch per hour are possible in the heaviest showers. These showers will likely produce floodingin poorly drained areas as they move east at 20 mph.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Excessive runoff from this storm will cause flooding of small creeks and streams. Urban areas, highways streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots. Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely.

SAN DIEGO San Diego is expected to get about an inch of rain today and up to 2 inches in the mountains below snow levels.

A vigorous Pacific storm moved into the area early today and was expected to produce rain through much of the day, according to the National Weather Service.

Flooding is possible in low-lying and poorly drained areas.

Winds will be out of the southeast at about 15 mph, shifting to the southwest and gusting up to about 25 mph in the afternoon, according to the NWS. Highs will be in the upper 50s and low 60s.

Unstable air filling in behind the cold front could produce thunderstorms and hail.

Desert areas should get about a half-inch of rain.

Waves up to 7 feet are expected to be crashing along the coast by this afternoon and up to 11 feet on Sunday, according to the NWS, which issued a high surf advisory effective through early Monday.

A wind advisory will be in effect for the San Diego County mountains though this evening, and up to 9 inches of snow could fall at the highest elevations, with the snow level dropping as low as 5,000 feet by late today.

 

Reader Comments(0)

 
 
Rendered 05/16/2024 17:41