Flash flood watch for SD mountains, deserts

SAN DIEGO - Scattered showers and thunderstorms heading into San Diego County's deserts and mountains Wednesday could lead to flash flooding in some areas, forecasters said.
 
A National Weather Service flash flood watch issued for the mountains and deserts is scheduled to extend through 5 p.m.
 
"Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected today, with the best chances early this morning and again this afternoon," according to the NWS. "Rainfall rates of an inch an hour or greater will be likely, and could lead to flash flooding."
 
Forecasters said flash flooding would be possible where heavy rain was falling, along with some distance downstream. The rainfall will produce runoff that could cause flash flooding, especially along mountain streams, deserts washes and below recently burned areas.
 
An urban and small stream flood advisory was also issued for the East County, but was later canceled because the threat had diminished.

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