Translate this page

Storms expected, flash floods possible

Saturday, July 20th, 2013
Issue 29, Volume 17.

SAN DIEGO - Showers and isolated thunderstorms expected this weekend could raise the risk for flash floods in burned areas extending from San Diego County's mountains and deserts through Riverside County, forecasters said today.

National Weather Service meteorologists said increasing monsoonal moisture would bring periods of showers and isolated thunderstorms through Sunday evening.

A flash flood watch was issued for recently burned areas in the mountains and deserts, which means conditions may develop that lead to dangerous flash flooding.

The amount of precipitation needed to produce a flash flood in newly burned areas is three-tenths of an inch in 30 minutes, according to the NWS. Forecasters said any thunderstorm that occurs through Sunday evening could produce that amount.

The weather service advised area residents to monitor Advertisement
Advertisement for Cahuilla Casino
[ Cahuilla Casino ]
forecasts and to be prepared to take action if a flash flood warning is issued.

In south and southwest facing coastal areas in North County and from Point Loma to La Jolla this weekend, strong rip currents and elevated surf are expected, according to the NWS.

The surf and rip currents could cause dangerous conditions, especially for inexperienced swimmers, and forecasters advised beachgoers to obey posted warning signs and talk to a lifeguard before swimming.

Evening high tides of above seven feet combined with the elevated surf could also lead to minor tidal overflow, the NWS said.

Water will likely wash into normally dry low-lying areas, such as along The Strand in Oceanside, and possibly into nearby streets and parking lots, according to the weather service.



arrow Be the first to share your opinion on this article!

Add your Comment


Images, Formatting, or HTML is not allowed : plain text only. You may post up to 5 website addresses within your comment.


The Fallbrook Village News has tightened its' policy regarding comments.
While we invite you to contribute your opinions and thoughts, we request that you refrain from using vulgar or obscene words and post only comments that directly pertain to the specific topic of the story or article.
Comments that are derogatory in nature have a high likelihood for editing or non-approval if they carry the possibility of being libelous.
The comment system is not intended as a forum for individuals or groups to air personal grievances against other individuals or groups.
Please, no advertising or trolling.
In posting a comment for consideration, users understand that their posts may be edited as necessary to meet system parameters, or the post may not be approved at all. By submitting a comment, you agree to all the rules and guidelines described here.
Most comments are approved or disregarded within one business day.

RSS FeedFacebookTwitter

Advertisement for Stellar Solar


Most Commented

Reach Local Customers

The Fallbrook Village News The Fallbrook Village News
760-723-7319 - 1588 S. Mission Rd. Suite 200, Fallbrook CA 92028
All contents copyright ©2015
About Us
Earthquake Information
Business Listings
Contact Us
Letter to the Editor
Report a website error
Online Digital Edition
RSS Feeds