Rain expected to pound San Diego for second consecutive day

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Widespread showers and isolated thunderstorms were expected to pound San Diego County Wednesday for a second consecutive day.

The unstable weather should decrease gradually Wednesday night and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

Several areas of the county received more than an inch of rain on Monday.

Over the 24-hour period that ended at 9 p.m. Monday, the storm dropped 1.94 inches of rain at the Oceanside Airport and 1.14 inches at the Carlsbad Airport.

The rain on Monday caused road flooding, minor mudslides, power outages and a slew of crashes throughout the county.

Between 12:01 a.m. and 9:59 p.m. Monday, the California Highway Patrol logged 330 accidents on area freeways and rural roads. Over an entire day of dry weather, by comparison, the CHP typically tallies 50-75 crashes in the San Diego region.

Between 12:01 and 9 a.m. today, there had been 41 crashes on local roads reported to the CHP.

Outages from Monday that were resolved early today include about 1,200 San Diego Gas & Electric customers in the El Cajon/Lakeside area, and roughly 700 in the Rancho San Diego/Jamul area.

Here are some other rainfall totals:

— 1.06 in Encinitas;
— 1.29 at Brown Field;
— 2.0 in Vista;
— 1.62 in Fallbrook;
— 1.63 in Valley Center;
— 1.64 in San Marcos;
— 2.22 in Escondido;
— 1.8 in the San Pasqual Valley;
— 1.79 at the Ramona Airport;
— 1.77 on Mount Woodson;
— 1.29 in Rancho Bernardo;
— 1.03 in Poway;
— 1.08 on Palomar Mountain;
— 2.4 in Santa Ysabel;
— 1.99 in Julian;
— 1.1 in Rancho San Diego;
— 1.6 in Alpine;
— 2.07 in Campo;
— 2.78 in Mount Laguna;
— 1.15 in Borrego Springs.

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