Flash Flood Warning issued
The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning this afternoon at 2:29 p.m., although it came about 10-minutes after a heavy downpour had ended. But minutes later, heavy rains began to fall again at 2:50 p.m., and this pattern is expected to continue today.
A Flash Flood Watch continues for San Diego County until 8 p.m. tonight, April 10. Showers with widespread moderate to locally heavy rainfall will continue today along with a chance of thunderstorms.
Heavy rainfall is expected over saturated soil, which will increase the potential for significant urbanized flooding and stream flooding. Isolated flash flooding is possible with thunderstorms and where showers track repeatedly across the same area.
At 2:27 p.m. Doppler radar indicated heavy rain across the warned area. Flash flooding was ongoing or expected to begin. The warning anticipated life-threatening flash flooding of creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses.
The National Weather Service warned drivers to turn around if they came across streets with high water. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Do not drive through flooded areas or around barricades.
The San Diego River at Fashion Valley is experiencing flooding, which is expected to continue. Qualcomm Way and Camino Del Este are closed due to flooding. The river will crest between 12.0 and 12.5 feet this afternoon. Low water crossings over the river in Mission Valley are closed and under water. Roads impacted include Fashion Valley Road, Avenida Del Rio, Camino Del Este, Camino De La Reina, and Mission Center Road. Water is flowing into Fashion Valley parking lot. The Fashion Valley transit center is closed.