Rain pours on San Diego County, possibility for flash floods

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Showers began Thursday night and are only expected to get heavier Friday. Weather related accidents across the county were already being reported early Friday.

Rain may lead to flooding and a flash flood watch was issued for mountains and deserts beginning at 12 p.m. Friday to 9 p.m. Friday.

“A slow moving low pressure system will bring scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms to the mountains and deserts Friday afternoon and evening. Flash floods are possible in local small streams,” according to the National Weather Service.

Rain from overnight may have already reached a quarter-of-an-inch of rain Thursday night and showers are only expected to get heavier.

Rainfall amounts from the storm are expected to be about .19 of an inch in Borrego Springs, .42 of an inch in Oceanside, .55 of an inch in San Diego, .61 of an inch in Ramona, .65 of an inch in Escondido, .70 of an inch at Mount Laguna, .81 of an inch in Julian and 1.01 inches on Palomar Mountain, according to the NWS.

Gusty winds from Thursday were dying down Friday and the advisory for mountains and deserts expired at 5 a.m. Friday. 

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