Lightning, flooding, heavy rain hits San Diego County

Posted at 10:13 AM, Oct 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-13 13:18:15-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Heavy rain brought lightning and flooding to some areas of San Diego, submerging vehicles in some parts of the county.

In Coronado, several vehicles became submerged on 1st St. soon after the rain began to pour. In one instance, a local helped to push a stalled vehicle out of the flooded area. Other vehicles had to wait until the water subsided in order to drive out of the area.

Signs were eventually posted along 1st St. warning drivers of flooded areas. 


Elsewhere Friday, scattered lightning and thunder prompted delays to SDSU football's game at SDCCU Stadium. In Oceanside lightning struck a palm tree, setting it on fire, viewer video showed.

Power outages also hit areas of San Diego, including a major one in North San Diego County. Hail was also spotted in downtown San Diego.

Scattered showers are expected throughout the county Saturday, tapering off in the evening hours. San Diegans may see accumulations between 0.10-0.50 inches.