February 29, 2024
Flooding in Mission Valley in January. File picture courtesy OnScene.TV

A flood watch might be in impact for many of San Diego County from Thursday afternoon via Friday afternoon as a slow-moving storm strikes into Southern California.

The Nationwide Climate Service forecast showers to start Wednesday night time. Rainfall over the subsequent three days is anticipated to whole 2 to three inches from the coast to the mountains and
round 1 inch within the deserts.

“A low strain system transferring southward off the central California coast will proceed to attract moisture northward into southern California with bands of showers creating over the coastal waters and transferring northward into adjoining land areas,” the climate service stated.

Highs Wednesday might be round 70 alongside the coast, 69 to 72 within the western valleys, 63 to 68 close to the foothills, 56 to 63 within the mountains and 73 to 76 within the deserts.

There’s a slight probability of lightning on the seashores via Friday. A west-northwest swell Thursday will deliver elevated surf and a better threat of sturdy rip currents.

The town of San Diego is making storm preparations and taking steps to forestall flooding.

Beginning Monday, town’s Stormwater Division started inserting “no parking” indicators in low-lying or flood-risk areas, cleansing storm drains and inlets with a historical past of particles buildup, and avenue sweeping to scale back trash and pollution from getting into waterways.

All through the rain, stormwater workers might be monitoring greater than 46,000 storm drains citywide for any points.