August Showers Hit Parts of County

Locals in some parts of San Diego County woke up to summer showers Tuesday as balmy, humid weather rolled in.

In Chula Vista, the droplets hit just after 8 a.m. By 8:50 a.m., the rain swept into downtown San Diego. Residents in Hillcrest and Mission Hills also reported droplets.

NBC 7 meteorologist Whitney Southwick said humid weather and isolated sprinkles were to be expected throughout the county – especially in east San Diego.

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Southwick said that as the day progresses, there’s a better chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms in mountains and deserts in the afternoon – a 50 percent and 40 percent chance, respectively.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service (NWS) San Diego issued an Aviation Weather Warning for Lindbergh Field, effective from 9 a.m. through 10 a.m., for cloud to ground lightning.

“Thunderstorms with cloud to ground lightning will move over or be within five miles of the airport. These thunderstorms will move out of the area after 10 a.m.,” the NWS said.

Residents in other parts of the county also reported rain in their neck of the woods throughout the morning, including National City, Escondido, Del Mar and La Mesa.

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