Widespread heavy rain arrives Monday – NBC 7 San Diego

Widespread heavy rain arrives Monday – NBC 7 San Diego

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  • NBC 7’s Sheena Parvin said a flood watch is in effect until 9 p.m., but most of the heaviest rain will occur before noon.
  • A flood warning remains in effect until just after midnight for the San Diego River in the Fashion Valley area
  • Tuesday: The chance of rain continues in the morning followed by partly cloudy skies

A cold winter storm that arrived in the San Diego area over the weekend brought more consistent heavy rain on Monday along with widespread flooding that inundated roads and neighborhoods across the region.

Late in the morning, with rainfall rates approaching a half-inch per hour, the National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the county’s western valleys and ocean coast.

A state of emergency was declared

By Monday afternoon, San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria declared a state of emergency due to the impact of the storm.

“We have activated the city’s Emergency Operations Center, and our emergency responders will continue to address impacts around the clock. The American Red Cross has set up an evacuation center at Lincoln High School for residents displaced by the flooding.” The mayor said.

“I strongly urge residents to avoid any flooded areas and any non-essential travel,” Gloria added.

Late Monday night, San Diego County declared a local state of emergency on behalf of the Board of Supervisors as they expected resources and aid from the state and federal government due to damage from Monday’s flooding.

Lots of rain at once

From 6 a.m. to noon Monday, San Diego International Airport saw 2.48 inches of rain. This means that the city got a quarter of it Normal annually The amount of rain in only It lasts for six hoursAccording to NBC 7 Meteorologist Greg Bledsoe.

San Diego has received more rain in the past three days than it has in the past three months combined. In fact, this amount has almost doubled.

Total rainfall

As of 3:03 p.m. Monday, rain totals had reached significant amounts, according to the San Diego Weather Service.

Monday was the fifth wettest day in San Diego since 1850, the National Weather Service in San Diego reported.

Highest 3-day rainfall total as of 3:03pm Monday (from highest to lowest)

  • Santiago Peak: 5 inches
  • Mount Otay: 4.51 inches
  • Point Loma: 4.49 inches
  • National City: 4.21 inches
  • Palomar CRS: 4.01 inches
  • Table: 3.89 inches
  • Fallbrook: 3.40 inches
  • Birch Hill: 3.39 inches
  • Dulzura peak: 3.38 inches
  • Palomar Mountain: 3.31 inches

To see more rainfall totals, our story here:



NBC 7 San Diego | Audra Stafford

A flood mark is located at the intersection of Valley Road and Carmel Valley Road in Sorrento Valley, San Diego, January 22, 2024.

A flood watch is also in effect from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday in all areas of the province, according to the National Weather Service. A flood warning was in effect until 12:30 PM for the northern portions of the San Diego County deserts.

A flood warning is in effect until shortly after midnight for the San Diego River in the Fashion Valley area.

Most of the heavy rain is expected to fall before noon Monday, NBC 7 Meteorologist Sheena Parvin said.

Officials with the National Weather Service warned people living south of San Diego that a severe thunderstorm warning was in effect Monday morning. Floods are a concern there and elsewhere as well.

Flood accidents and rescue

Heavy rain caused more than a dozen accidents Monday morning on the road as shown in the map published by the NWS in San Diego below:

There were flooded roads, many car accidents and water rescues. We have a breakdown of all storm-related damage here:

Several service outages were also reported across the county Monday afternoon amid the powerful storm but SDG&E was assessing the cause.

Tuesday weather overview

The chance of rain continues Tuesday morning, followed by partly cloudy skies.

It looks like next weekend will be warmer with temperatures returning to the 70s on the coasts and valleys.

This rain could last until Tuesday before drying up and temperatures rising for the rest of the week.

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