SAN DIEGO – A flood advisory is in effect for parts of San Diego County until 2 a.m. Tuesday, the National Weather Service announced Monday.
Those areas in a flood advisory include communities from Oceanside, Escondido and Solana Beach to El Cajon and Chula Vista, according to NWS. Moderate to heavy rain is moving through the county, which may lead to flooding in low-lying and poor drainage areas.
“Flooding can be hard to see at night, so please, Turn Around, Don’t Drown. Stay safe everyone,” NWS San Diego said in a tweet.
The strong storm system is expected to bring widespread rain, gusty winds and possible thunderstorms into Tuesday.
Unlike recent low-pressure systems, this storm is expected to dump measurable rain: seven-tenths of an inch to an inch at the coast, between an inch and an inch and a half for the inland valleys and between 2-3 inches for the mountains.
San Diego County residents in coastal areas and inland valleys saw heavier rain during the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
Places like Big Bear and mountains in Riverside County will get several inches of snow, but local mountains may only get a few flakes at higher elevations.
Beaches and some inland areas got a break from the rain in the late afternoon, but a second surge will produce locally heavy rain and a greater chance of thunder and lightning late Monday evening into early Tuesday. The best chance for a lightning storm will be closer to beaches.
A wind advisory is in place from the coast to the deserts where south winds of 10-20 MPH are expected with gusts up to 35 MPH. It is expected to be windier along the mountains.
The storm will move west to east and fizzle out by late Wednesday, but a weaker low-pressure system could bring us a few more sprinkles Thursday.
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