SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Heavy rains fell across San Diego County Thursday, and forecasters warned of high winds and flood risks, with rainfall expected to pelt the county through Friday.
The Thanksgiving storm led the National Weather Service to issue flood, wind and beach hazard warnings, with up to two inches reported in some areas of the county before noon Thursday.
The rain was not expected to let up until sometime Friday.
Flood risks will be strongest in North San Diego County, with the NWS listing Oceanside, Camp Pendleton, Fallbrook, San Onofre and De Luz among the areas expected to experience flooding. The NWS flash flood warning was in effect until 1:30 p.m.
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At 10:30 a.m., forecasters warned of another band of heavy rain moving eastward across the county, increasing flood risks in other areas. Areas likely to experience flooding include San Diego, Chula Vista, Carlsbad, Oceanside, El Cajon, Vista, Encinitas, National City, La Mesa, Poway and Imperial Beach.
More than a half-inch of rainfall per hour was expected as the band moves across the county, according to the NWS.
— Anthony Pura (@10NewsPura) November 28, 2019
The rain is coming down hard in La Jolla! pic.twitter.com/zAYv6WENwo
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Drivers who encounter flooded roadways were advised to find an alternate route and not to drive through the water.
Reports of flooding and other storm-related hazards came in from across the county Thursday morning.
In Sorrento Valley, San Diego firefighters rescued a driver whose car stalled after attempting to drive through two feet of standing water, according to San Diego Fire & Rescue.
Happening now - 4100 Sorrento Vly Blv. This driver tried to make it thru an intersection w/about 2’ of water. Called for help when the car stalled. Plz don’t drive thru standing water - getting stuck is very dangerous. Turn around, don’t drown! #waterrescue pic.twitter.com/Zz34uTlIlN
— SDFD (@SDFD) November 28, 2019
National City Police just helped pull a guy out of his stuck car. There are currently six vehicles stuck on flooded streets here. @NATIONALCITYPD are telling people to be smart and avoid these floods. The tow trucks are going to be expensive. @10News pic.twitter.com/bXupGz8sba
— Jeff Lasky (@10NewsLasky) November 28, 2019
The fire department also warned of flooding on a number of roadways, including the 2500 to 2700 block of Hollister Street, the 2100 block of Monument Road, the 8300 block of Monument Road, Nobel Drive over Interstate 5, the 4200 block of Balboa Avenue, the 3300 block of Carmel Mountain Road and the 6000 block of Carroll Road.
Happy Thanksgiving SD. Please avoid these roadways due to flooding! Will provide updates throughout day. Southern area
2500-2700 Hollister St.
2100 Monument Rd.
8300 Airway Rd.
Nobel Dr. over the I-5
4200 Balboa Ave.
3300 Carmel Mountain Rd.
6000 Carroll Rd. pic.twitter.com/oPRv6Bbbb9
— San Diego Police Department (@SanDiegoPD) November 28, 2019
Wind gusts reaching 50 mph were predicted near the coast. The strongest winds were expected late Thursday morning through early afternoon, but should diminish late afternoon, the NWS said. An NWS wind advisory was in effect until 4 p.m.