SAN DIEGO, CA – After the entry of an atmospheric river to the San Diego region, the National Weather Service (NWS) San Diego has forecasted a significant increase in rainfall. The heaviest rain is expected to occur Monday evening into the overnight hours, with a Flash Flood Warning in effect for Fallbrook and Rainbow, and a Moderate Flood Advisory and Watch for other areas of San Diego County.
Additionally, a Moderate Flood Watch has been issued for the coastal areas, mountains, inland valleys, and deserts through Tuesday evening. As of 10 p.m., rainfall totals in the San Diego region have been reported with varying amounts in different parts of the county.
In the North County, reported rainfall totals include 1.29 inches in Encinitas, 1.83 inches in Carlsbad, 2.50 inches in Oceanside, 2.56 inches in Fallbrook, and 1.27 inches in Escondido. In the East County, Ramona received 0.69 inches, Poway received 0.86 inches, Santee received 0.82 inches, and La Mesa received 0.63 inches. Other areas in San Diego recorded rainfall totals as well, including Rancho Bernardo with 0.585 inches, Kearny Mesa with 0.82 inches, Mission Valley with 0.98 inches, Fashion Valley with 0.87 inches, San Diego International Airport with 0.79 inches, and Point Loma with 0.85 inches.
The South Bay experienced 0.54 inches of rain in Bonita and 0.62 inches in Brown Field. These varying rainfall totals highlight the impact of the atmospheric river in different areas of San Diego County. Residents are urged to stay informed about flood warnings and to take necessary precautions to stay safe during this period of heavy rainfall.