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Severe thunderstorm warnings issued for San Diego County

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SAN DIEGO -- Severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued for much of San Diego County.


The National Weather Service in San Diego has issued a  Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Southwestern San Diego County until 3:15 p.m.

Locations impacted include   Chula Vista, El Cajon, Encinitas, National City, La Mesa, Poway, North Park, Point Loma, Hillcrest, Midway District Including Lindbergh Field, Downtown San Diego, La Jolla, Imperial Beach, Coronado and Mission Valley.

Doppler radar also indicates a severe thunderstorm/squall capable of producing damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. This storm was located over Camp Pendleton, or just north of Oceanside, moving northeast at 35 mph.

Locations impacted include Oceanside, Camp Pendleton, Fallbrook, Vista, Valley Center, Camp Pendleton South, Camp Pendleton North, Bonsall, De Luz, Rainbow and Hidden Meadows. That warning was set to expire at 2:45 p.m.

Severe thunderstorms produce damaging winds, destructive hail, deadly lightning and very heavy rain. For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of your home or business. Heavy rains flood roads quickly so do not drive into areas where water covers the road.