Scattered showers were in the forecast for San Diego Tuesday.
“We had widespread rain early this morning so the roads are very wet,” NBC 7 Meteorologist Jodi Kodesh said. “It’s going to be hit or miss, a 40 percent through 4 p.m.”
The deserts will see partly cloudy skies with an occasional sprinkle, she added.
Also, the National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for San Diego County mountains & deserts, through Tuesday at 10 p.m.
San Diego Police issued an advisory Tuesday afternoon, asking motorists to avoid Camino De La Reina and Avenida Del Rio, near the State Route 163 due to flooding.
Sustained westerly winds of 20-35 mph, with gusts 50 to 65 mph were possible.
Flash flood watches were in place for parts of Northern California down through the Central Coast as heavy rains filled rivers and creeks.
The Sacramento River was expected to swell to just a few feet below flood stage.
NWS said more than an inch of rain could fall in the San Francisco Bay Area during a series of storms this week.
While the Central and Northern Sierra have seen impressive precipitation totals and some hydrology stations are bordering on potential record levels, NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap said the majority of the state of California is not on pace for a record wettest year.