Heavy rain over Southern California. File photo courtesy National Weather Service

After several days of hot and humid weather, San Diego County residents awoke to rare rainfall Monday, with Lake Cuyamaca receiving 2.32 inches over a 24-hour period, while the city of Vista received .34 of an inch, according to the National Weather Service.

There were no reports of any serious flooding; however, the weather service issued a flash flood advisory until 7 p.m. for the desert and mountain areas.

An upper-level disturbance in the easterly flow resulted in showers for the county and other parts of Southern California, officials said.

Other communities with rainfall included Birch Hill, with 1.10 inches; Rincon Springs, with .83 of an inch; Agua Caliente, with .23 of an inch; and Oceanside, with .22 of an inch.

The storm caused its share of vehicle spinouts and minor collisions on state and federal highways in the county, according to the California Highway Patrol dispatch center.

Warmer and drier weather is expected to move in mid-week, then a little more monsoonal moisture and return of afternoon thunderstorm chances for the latter part of the week.

City News Service

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