Rain creates problems for drivers throughout San Diego

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A storm triggered steady rain showers throughout San Diego County Wednesday, but is expected to leave the region by Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

The agency issued a Flash Flood Warning that was in effect from 6 a.m. through Wednesday afternoon in the coastal and inland valley areas as well as the mountains.

“Urban areas in the coastal and valley zones will see some street flooding where rain rates may briefly reach 0.40 inches per hour in the morning,” according to the NWS. “Runoff in the mountains may also be enhanced when factoring in snow melt.”

Snow levels were expected to drop to 6,000 feet by Wednesday evening.

The storm was expected to produce around three-quarters of an inch of rain near the coast, three-quarters to one inch in the western valleys, 1.5 to 3 inches in the mountains and less than two-thirds of an inch in the deserts.

Winds along mountain ridgetops gusted to between 30-40 mph Wednesday, forecasters said.

High temperatures Wednesday reached 63 degrees near the coast and inland, 61 in the western valleys, 59 near the foothills, 55 in the mountains and 60 in the deserts.

Dry weather is expected Thursday and Friday, then a low pressure system will bring a chance of rain throughout the county on Saturday, forecasters said.

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