Spring Storm Passes After Drivers Meet Flooded Streets For Morning Commute

The dry conditions won't last very long since there's a chance for more inclement weather later this week

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A spring storm dumped measurable rain on San Diego County and brought with it windy conditions and cool temperatures that are continuing Tuesday morning.

Although not as severe as Monday, Tuesday’s storm remnants will make for a wet morning commute as the showers continue to pass through the region.

With localized flooding reported in some parts of the county and increased risks for hydroplaning, NBC 7 Meteorologist Sheena Parveen warned drivers to travel safely while behind the wheel during the morning commute.

The rain caused some problems on the road overnight. At about 3:30 a.m., a pool of water about a foot deep flooded three lanes of southbound Interstate 15 near I-5, according to California Highway Patrol communications.

NBC 7's Madison Weil reports on traffic conditions following a spring storm that dumped up to 2 inches of rain on San Diego County.

Several vehicles became stuck on westbound state Route 94, which was also flooded with a large pooling of water across lanes.

“Still some showers [this morning], but these will be drying up closer to lunchtime and through the afternoon,” Parveen said in her forecast.

Rainfall totals through 5:15 a.m. were (in inches):

San Ysidro: 1.53
Carlsbad: .95
Chula Vista: .80
Fashion Valley: .80
San Marcos: .76

San Miguel: 1.94
Otay Mountain: 1.89
Alpine: 1.11
Valley Center: 1.02
Ramona: .84
Fallbrook: .76
El Cajon: .74

Kale Cuyamaca: 2.65
Palomar Observatory: 1.86
Birch Hill: 1.47
Julian: 1.33
Mt. Laguna: .70

Winds will also slowly die down, Parveen added.

“It might be a little bit breezy here and there, but not like it was yesterday,” Parveen said. “Winds are going to be much lighter today for the coast and inland valleys.”

A wind advisory for the county has expired. There will be a high surf advisory through 2 p.m. Wednesday due to large breaking waves of 5 to 8 feet. Some sets could reach as high as 10 feet.

Temperatures will remain chilly with coastal communities and inland valleys staying in the 60s, mountains in the mid-40s and deserts in the low 70s.

The drier conditions won’t last long, though. Parveen said more wet weather could be in store for parts of the region later this week.

“By early Thursday morning, there’s a possibility that we can have maybe some sprinkles or a passing light shower for parts of the county, mostly at the coast and inland valleys,” she said.

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