Widespread heavy rain arrives Monday – NBC 7 San Diego
what do you know
- A flash flood warning has been extended to cover most of the province amid heavy rain
- 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.
- Tuesday: The chance of rain continues in the morning followed by partly cloudy skies
A powerful storm moving through San Diego County on Monday has prompted multiple flash flood warnings and a thunderstorm warning.
Widespread heavy rain hit the county early this morning, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood warning for parts of North County, which was later expanded to include most parts of the county.
Areas under a flash flood warning are now Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista, Chula Vista, National City, La Mesa, Poway, Imperial Beach, Coronado, Del Mar, North Park, Mission Valley, San Diego and El Cajon until 12:45 p.m. . , according to NWS.
He urged residents to move to higher ground and avoid walking or driving through floodwaters.
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 is in effect until 12:30 PM for the northern portions of the San Diego County deserts.
Most of the heaviest rain is expected to fall before noon Monday, and we have a chance of thunderstorms, according to NBC 7 Meteorologist Sheena Parvin.
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 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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