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Rain Drenches San Diego County as Storm Rolls Through Region

The NWS said beachgoers and swimmers should be prepared for cloud-to-water and cloud-to-ground lightning strikes.

Heavy rains have continued to pour across the county into Sunday evening. 

Periods of heavy rain and possible thunderstorms will continue to threaten the county through Sunday night, NBC 7's Llarisa Abreu said. The rain will slowly taper off to showers by late Sunday. Temperatures will remain below average for this time of the year.

On Monday, there is a 30 percent chance of showers before noon.

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a winter weather advisory for San Diego County mountains, including Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear Lake, through 3 a.m. Monday.

A beach hazards statement was also issued. The NWS said beachgoers and swimmers should be prepared for cloud-to-water and cloud-to-ground lightning strikes.

There is an 80 percent chance of precipitation Sunday night, according to the NBC 7 First Alert Forecast. Residents may experience a thunderstorm and possibly small hail.

The mountains will see light mixing as snow levels drop to 4000 feet.

A man was rescued from a drainage creek in the 8900 block of Troy Street in Spring Valley Sunday afternoon, according to Cal Fire. He was stuck in three feet of swift water. Rescuers were able to pull him out after 20 minutes. He walked away without any injuries.

In light of the unstable and inclement weather, the Padres postponed Sunday's game against the Dodgers. The game will be rescheduled for Sep. 2 at 12:40pm. It's the third rainout in Petco Park history. 

NBC 7's weekend weatherperson Liberty Zabala said rain is expected to linger through Monday and even into Tuesday.


Those heading up to Mount Laguna to get a glimpse of snow must bring chains. Chains are also required at Palomar Mountain. 

The City of San Diego said that it is preparing for flooding from drain blockage by manning portable pump stations.

Sand bags will also be available -- a limit of 10 empty sand bags per person, until supplies last -- the city sad.

Sand bags can be found at the following recreation centers:

  • Standley Recreation Center, 3585 Governor Dr.
  • Robb Athletic Field, 2525 Bacon St.
  • Golden Hill Recreation Center, 2600 Golf Course Dr.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center, 6401 Skyline Dr.
  • Scripps Ranch Recreation Center, 11454 Blue Cypress Dr.
  • North Clairemont Recreation Center, 4421 Bannock Ave.
  • Allied Gardens Recreation Center, 5155 Greenbrier Ave.
  • San Ysidro Community Activity Center, 179 Diza Rd.
  • City Heights Recreation Center, 4380 Landis St.

Reports of trees down, street lights out or storm drain blockage can be reported through the GetItDone app or by calling (619)-527-7500.


On Saturday, dense fog covered parts of East County and drivers on Interstate 8 were seen driving with their hazard lights on as an extra precaution.


Earlier in the morning, a motorcycle driver had a tough time negotiating the slick surface on the interchange from eastbound I-8 to northbound I-15.


The wheels of his motorcycle slipped out from under him as he banked on the turn and he fell to the road, injuring his arm. He was transported to an area hospital and his bike was hauled off by a friend, according to SDFD.

The Padres say the rain cancellation will be made up in September. The regularily scheduled game on Sept. 2 will move from 5:40 p.m. to 7:10 p.m. to better accommodate a double-header.

"Tickets for today's game are valid for the same seats at the new game time, and should be used for ballpark entry on September 2," the Padres said in a release.

There are no refunds for rescheduled games, but tickets can be exchanged prior to the rescheduled game.

The park's Saturday post-game fireworks show was also canceled. 

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