Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued for San Diego – NBC 7 San Diego

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued for San Diego – NBC 7 San Diego

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued Monday afternoon, as a thunderstorm swept across the province with lightning and heavy rain.

The storm that triggered the warning was over Lakeside, near El Cajon, at about 1 p.m., and was moving southwest at 25 mph, according to the National Weather Service. It was likely to bring large hail and damaging winds along with thunderstorms and heavy rainfall.

Areas that could be affected include: Chula Vista, El Cajon, National City, La Mesa, Poway, Ramona, Alpine, Mission Valley, Hillcrest, Linda Vista, North Park, Terrasanta, University City, La Jolla, Valley Center, Cuyamaca State Rancho . Park, Escondido, Santee, Lemon Grove, and Rancho San Diego.

He urged area residents to stay in their homes, go to the lower floors of their buildings, and stay away from windows. The warning expired at 2:24 p.m



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Storm cloud over Terrasanta looking east from Kearny Mesa on March 18, 2024.
NBC 7 viewer Jenny shared this photo of the storm from Spring Valley facing Julian.


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NBC 7 viewer Jenny shared this photo of the storm from Spring Valley facing Julian.

The storm brought rain and thunderstorms first to mountains and deserts before drifting into inland valleys. It can even reach beaches.

In North San Diego County, lightning strikes had Oceanside lifeguards pulling people from the water for a time. Two lightning strikes were recorded off shore near Camp Pendleton. NBC 7 viewer Ryan Groth shared a photo showing a bright lightning bolt near Palomar Airport in Carlsbad.

Ryan Groth captured what appears to be a lightning strike near Palomar Airport on March 18, 2024.


Ryan Groth

Ryan Groth captured what appears to be a lightning strike near Palomar Airport on March 18, 2024.

NBC 7 meteorologist Greg Bledsoe said the wild weather is coming from “the same low that has been parked over the desert since last week.” It’s the same system that brought Santa Ana winds and hail.

The system is expected to move east starting Tuesday, and there is a chance of another round of wild weather in the afternoon before it moves, Bledsoe said.

Wednesday through Friday is expected to be drier and warmer, Bledsoe said. There is expected to be another chance of rain over the weekend.

The weather is expected to be partly cloudy along the coast this week, with daytime highs in the low 70s. Overnight lows will be in the 50s in most of San Diego County, and in the 40s in Escondido.

Dangerous marine weather is not expected until Thursday. The surf forecast for San Diego on Monday includes a moderate rip current, with waves 2 to 4 feet high, with swells west of 280 degrees.

The deserts are expected to be clear and mostly sunny, with highs in the 70s to mid-80s all week. Conditions are expected to be partly cloudy and sunny in the mountains, with light rain possible during the middle of the week and highs in the mid-60s, the National Weather Service said.

Tonight’s forecast:

  • Coast: Low chance of thunderstorms, temperature 53 degrees
  • Valleys: Low chance of thunderstorms, 49 degrees
  • Mountains: Low chance of thunderstorms, temperature 41 degrees
  • Deserts: Low chance of thunderstorms, 53 degrees

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