Thunderstorms, lightning, rain reported around San Diego County

Power outages reported in some areas
Posted at 11:09 AM, Jul 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-24 14:49:30-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV/CNS) - Residents in some parts of San Diego County awoke Monday to early morning thunderstorms, complete with rain and lightning.

Between 1 a.m. and about 10:15 a.m., 108 cloud-to-ground lightning strikes were recorded around the county, according to the National Weather Service.

Two of the bolts sparked small fires off Paseo Del Sol and Summit Drive in the San Pasqual area around 8:45 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

According to 10News Meteorologist Megan Parry, the humidity levels will rise as monsoon moisture spreads west. Some rain and thunderstorms are expected through Monday afternoon and into the evening commute, but much of the activity will be in the mountain and desert areas.

The high humidity will continue through Tuesday with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the mountain and desert areas.

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San Diego Gas & Electric reported at least two areas of the county were residents lost power due to the morning weather activity.

According to SDG&E, over 150 customers in Live Oak Springs/Boulevard/Jacumba were without power since 5:19 a.m., with power expected to be restored at 3 p.m.

In the North San Pasqual area, near Escondido, 80 people were without power since 9:17 a.m. due to the weather. Power was expected to be restored at 12 p.m.

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In a 12-hour period ending at about 9:20 a.m., the storms had dropped 0.56 of an inch of rain on Mount Laguna; 0.32 of an inch in Canebreak and Warner Springs; 0.31 of an inch in Agua Caliente; 0.30 of an inch in Alpine and at Lake Cuyamaca; 0.28 of an inch in Barona; 0.24 of an inch in Echo Dell; 0.23 of an inch on Mount Woodsen; and 0.20 of an inch in Descanso and on Volcan Mountain, according to the National Weather Service.

Lesser rainfall amounts recorded in San Diego County included 0.16 of an inch in Campo; 0.12 of an inch in Pine Valley; 0.11 of an inch in northern Santee; 0.07 of an inch in Ranchita; 0.05 of an inch in Julian; 0.04 of an inch in Kearny Mesa; 0.03 of an inch at the San Diego Country Estates; and 0.01 of an inch at Brown Field.