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Wet Weather Battering County for What May Be the Storm's Last Day

A series of weather advisories of floods and winter weather have been triggered by the disturbance

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What to Know

  • A flash flood watch and winter weather advisory are in effect until 8 p.m.
  • The slow-moving storm delivered several inches of rain to the county throughout the week.
  • Friday is forecasted to be the last day of the disturbance.

The relentless, record-breaking storm that has drenched the county for days will remain Friday and deliver several more inches of rain and snow.

Heavy rain will continue to move into the region as the day progress and those unforgiving showers have triggered a series of weather advisories in the county. Flooding in Fashion Valley prompted a flood warning for surrounding areas through the evening.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch until 8 p.m. since San Diego County is expecting the heaviest rainfall among nearby counties. It also issued a flood advisory until 2:30 p.m. as rainfall amounts of .1 to .14 inches per hour, the NWS said.

Downpours over saturated soil could increase the chance of urbanized and stream flooding.

Remember – it is dangerous to drive through floods and it is highly advised to turn around and find a different route if drivers encounter them. The NWS says most flood deaths occur in cars.

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Difficult travel is expected in mountain communities, where a winter weather advisory was issued through 8 p.m. With wet snow blanketing mountains above 5,000 feet, commutes will be difficult due to reduced visibility and these areas face up to 8 inches of wet snow.

The week-long rainy pattern appears to be ending Friday overnight.

“As we go through time here, the showers this afternoon will be more confined inland and then everyone will start to dry up late tonight and into Saturday,” NBC 7 meteorologist Sheena Parveen said.

The storm broke a couple of records and tied with another on Thursday.

San Diego broke it's previous daily precipitation record with 1.16 inches of rain being recorded on Thursday. The previous record was 0.82 inches in 1912, according to NWS.

Meanwhile, Escondido broke its lowest maximum temperature record. The North County city's maximum temperature was 57 on Thursday, compared to its previous record of 58 in 2011. El Cajon tied for its record when it reached 61 degrees, as it did on 2011.

The inclement weather wreaked havoc on the county and contributed to several car crashes and downed trees.

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