SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — A Flash Flood Warning for “life threatening” circumstances and a uncommon Twister Warning had been issued by the Nationwide Climate Service for elements of San Diego County on Tuesday, as a robust atmospheric river continued to pummel the area with heavy rain.
The Flash Flood Warning was issued simply earlier than 10 a.m. for communities stretching between San Diego and Orange counties because the rainfall fee neared 0.75 to at least one inch per hour with an extra one to 2 inches doable, in accordance with NWS. It expired at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Neighborhoods in San Diego County’s northernmost tip, reminiscent of Oceanside and Fallbrook, had been included within the advisory. A map of the advisory will be discovered beneath.
Whereas the warning was in place, NWS mentioned “life threatening” flash flooding may happen, significantly close to streams, creeks and different waterways. Low-laying city areas, highways, streets and underpasses had been additionally more likely to see flooding.
A number of hours after the Flash Flood Warning was issued, a uncommon Twister Warning was issued for a stretch of South Bay and East County simply after 11:45 a.m. after a robust thunderstorm able to producing spiraling was detected by NWS.
“Pea-sized hail” and winds upwards of 40 miles per hour had been additionally mentioned to be doable in communities beneath the warning, reminiscent of Chula Vista, Nationwide Metropolis, Spring Valley, El Cajon, Santee and Lakeside.
The warning was canceled round 12:30 p.m. In response to NWS, the system started to weaken beneath extreme limits earlier than the warning expired, which means it “not seems able to producing a twister.”
Presently, it’s unknown if any spiraling was reported whereas the warnings had been in place.
Maps of the areas that had been impacted by the twister warning will be discovered beneath.
In response to the warning, San Diego State College positioned all college students beneath a “Take Cowl” alert. All folks on campus and within the surrounding areas had been inspired to keep away from home windows and keep indoors, whereas defending from any flying particles.
The remainder of San Diego County stays beneath a Flood Watch by Wednesday because the rain continues. Remoted thunderstorms may be doable by Tuesday afternoon in inland areas, in addition to off the coast.
Rainfall is predicted to taper off to a lightweight bathe Wednesday afternoon. Nonetheless, as of Tuesday morning, many of the county has already acquired upwards of an inch to two inches, whereas a number of elements of North County — like Oceanside — noticed rainfall that broke single-day information.
Authorities mentioned the flooding additionally led to at least one death, a migrant who was making an attempt to cross the U.S. border by swimming by the swollen Tijuana River.
FOX 5/KUSI are monitoring the storm. Examine again for updates.