Flash flood warning issued for rural East County

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SAN DIEGO – A flash flood warning was issued for Southeastern San Diego County Thursday afternoon.

The National Weather Service activated the warning at 2:33 p.m. along Interstate 8 west of the Pine Valley area. The weather service estimated rainfall could exceed 1 inch an hour posing a threat to area.

Heavy rainfall was expected in the area through 6:30 p.m., according to NWS.

Some locations likely to experience flooding were Mount Laguna, Lake Morena, Highway S1 between Lake Cuyamaca and Mount Laguna, Pine Valley, Descanso and Campo.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams…country roads…as well as farmland as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.