Weather Service Warns of Afternoon Thunderstorms in East County

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A thunderhead and rain west of Mt. Laguna early Wednesday afternoon. Courtesy UCSD HPWREN camera network

The National Weather Service office in San Diego warned that thunderstorms could develop over parts of eastern San Diego County on Wednesday afternoon.

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“We expect thunderstorms to develop over the mountains this afternoon with potential movement into parts of the Inland Empire and the inland valleys of San Diego County,” the weather service said in a statement. “There is a potential of flash flooding.”

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 2:15 p.m. for Alpine, Boulevard, Campo, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, Descanso, Pine Valley, Portrero and nearby areas.

Wind gusts up to 60 mph were expected, along with lightning and small hail.

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