April 23, 2024
Flooding on Interstate 5 in Nationwide Metropolis on Saturday. Courtesy OnScene.TV

San Diego County remained beneath a flood watch Saturday as heavy rains returned for Easter weekend and forecasters warned of two inches or extra by means of Sunday.

“Widespread rain, gusty onshore winds, heavy mountain snow and chilly temperatures will influence Southern California this weekend,” the Nationwide Climate Service mentioned in its afternoon forecast. “Rain will steadily develop into extra scattered in nature later this afternoon and lasting by means of Sunday night time.

A flood watch and a high-surf advisory remained in impact till a minimum of 6 p.m. Sunday, with potential flooding in low-water crossings and concrete areas. Officers warned residents to be ready to take motion ought to flooding develop, and be alert within the mountains for rock slides and rocks within the street.

Complete rainfall is forecast to be 1.5 to 2.5 inches alongside the coast and within the valleys, as much as 4 inches within the mountains, and 0.5 inches or much less within the deserts. Snow ranges have been anticipated to fall to five,000 to five,500 ft .

The storm was accompanied by cool climate, with a excessive of 58 anticipated in downtown San Diego on Saturday and 61 on Sunday. In a single day temperatures will likely be within the decrease 50s close to downtown, dropping into the 30s within the mountains and the 30s and 40s within the valleys.

Attributable to flooding, the next San Diego roads had been closed or weren’t satisfactory as of three p.m. Saturday, metropolis officers mentioned:

  • Sandrock Street at Aero Drive
  • 8600 Aero Drive
  • San Diego Mission Street
  • Mercy Street at Black Mountain Street
  • Orchard Street at Catalina Boulevard
  • Abbot Road at Santa Monica Avenue
  • 1900 Abbott Road
  • 5300 Gaines Road
  • Linda Vista Street at Napa Road
  • 1600 block of Garnet Drive
  • 4300 block of Mission Boulevard
  • Carmel Mountain Street at Sorrento Valley Street
  • Avenida Del Rio
  • Laurel Road at Pacific Freeway
  • Fourteenth Road at Imperial Avenue
  • 2000 block of Monument Street
  • 4400 block of Utah Road
  • Halfway at Rosecrans

Officers reminded the general public to decelerate and to not drive, experience or stroll by means of flood waters.

Residents could report storm-related issues or points by calling the town’s Public Works Dispatch at 619-527-7500 or utilizing the Get It Executed app.

Sunday’s San Diego surf forecast features a high-risk rip present, with surf peak from 5 to eight ft, native units 8 to 10 ft early, a slight likelihood of a thunderstorm and a west swell from 260 levels.

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.