Areas of San Diego receive record rainfall; storms expected to dissipate early Wednesday

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Areas around San Diego received some much needed rainfall Tuesday, causing some traffic accidents and some scattered flooding.

According to the National Weather Service, the showers tapered off mid-afternoon, but many parts of the county received well over an inch of moisture.

The rain was strong enough to set a record. A total of 1.15 inches came down in downtown San Diego, exceeding the former Sept. 15 milestone of 0.12 of an inch, set in 1906.

As of 1 p.m., the wet clouds had dropped 1.75 inches of precipitation at Birch Hill; 1.53 at Mount Woodson; 1.35 in Oceanside and at Palomar Observatory; 1.32 in Fallbrook; 1.27 in Mission Valley; 1.25 in Carlsbad and De Luz; 1.18 in University Heights; 1.16 in Bonsall; 1.12 in Ramona; 1.11 in Point Loma; 1.09 in Valley Center; 1.04 in Encinitas; and 1.02 in Kearny Mesa and Santee.

Rainfall was also measured at 0.84 in Poway; 0.71 in La Mesa; 0.64 in Del Mar; 0.55 in Solana Beach; 0.53 in Mission Beach; 0.47 in San Ysidro; 0.33 in Granite Hills; 0.27 in Julian; 0.2 in Lakeside; 0.16 in El Cajon; 0.14 in Alpine and Descanso; and 0.02 on Otay Mountain.

The rainfall, fueled by moisture from the remnants of Hurricane Linda, was expected to continue sporadically in some locales this evening before petering out entirely Wednesday morning.

The remainder of the week and the weekend should feature partly cloudy to clear skies and another warming trend prior to the Sept. 23 onset of autumn, according to forecasters.

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