Muggy, monsoonal atmosphere out of Baja California delivered some lightning and downpours to eastern San Diego County late Wednesday afternoon.
The electrical storm struck southeast of Alpine about 5 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
Within an hour, the federal agency had logged 13 lightning strikes, NWS meteorologist Roger Pierce said. No damage was reported.
The northwest-moving clouds also generated rainfall heavy enough to total a half-inch of moisture per hour in some places, Pierce said. Other mountain and desert locales were likely to get lighter showers or sprinkles. Hail was possible as well, according to forecasters.
The inclement weather was expected to continue into the evening. Similarly unsettled afternoon and evening conditions will be likely through the rest of the workweek ahead of a spell of decreasing humidity and diminishing thunderheads over the weekend, Pierce said.
— City News Service