Flash Flood Warning in Effect

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    The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood warning in parts of San Diego County that’s expected to last until at least 6 p.m. Sunday.

    According to the NWS, the warning impacts portions of northeastern San Diego County including the Borrego Springs and Ranchita areas.

    By 2:48 p.m., the NWS said Doppler Radar indicated several thunderstorms in eastern San Diego County producing heavy rains, which could lead to more flash flooding.

    Areas where these thunderstorms are expected include the Vallecito Fire Complex burn area near Ranchita. Click here for interactive radar information.

    NBC 7 reached out to residents in Julian just before 5 p.m., who said it was pouring in their neck of the woods. Cade Elmblad of Julian Market & Deli sent us the image below.

    The NWS said the areas of greatest flood risk are between Ranchita and Borrego Springs, and near Canebrake. Borrego Palm Canyon is also expected to receive sudden rises in water.

    Other locations impacted by the flash flood warning include, but are not limited to, Shelter Valley, Banner and Agua Caliente Hot Springs.

    Also, watersheds burned in 2012 within the Wilson Fire burn area in the Vallecito Lightning Complex are susceptible to flash floods, debris flows and mud slides from rainstorms, the NWS said. Roads, trails and campgrounds along drainages neared burned basins could also be impacted.

    By 5 p.m., California Highway Patrol officials had closed off a portion of SR-78 at San Felipe Road due to flooding.

    For more information on what to do if you live near a recently burned area, visit this website.

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