A powerful winter storm dumped several inches of rain Monday, causing collisions, flooding and road closures across San Diego County.
A flood warning was issued for the San Diego River at Fashion Valley at 12:42 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
An areal flood warning has been issued for San Diego County central and coastal areas until 9:15 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
An areal flood warning is issued for flooding that occurs more gradually over a period of prolonged rainfall, according to the NWS. Up to 1.5 inches of rain has poured into the San Diego river basin in the past 12 hours of a powerful winter storm.
The river is currently at 9.9 feet and will overflow at 11.3 feet.
As a couple more inches of rain fall, the San Diego river is expected to flood.
Throughout the rest of the night, rainfall rates are expected to increase 0.25 to 0.5 inches until 8 p.m., according to the NWS.
The added rainfall will create creeks and dangerous small river flooding, including the San Diego River.
An airport weather warning was issued through 6 p.m. Monday because strong wind gusts of 30 knots or greater were possible at San Diego International Airport.
A low pressure system from the northwest will tap a plume of subtropical moisture directed into northern Baja to bring periods of locally heavy rainfall from late this morning into early this evening, the NWS said.
One to 3 inches of rain are in the forecast.
As of midday, Mt. Woodson had received 2.98 inches of rain with San Ysidro reporting 1.82 inches. More than a third of an inch of rain has fallen in Borrego Springs.
In Imperial Beach, there was flooding at Coronado Avenue and Gaywood Street. Storm runoff was pooling up to 6 inches in the corner.
Near the Tijuana River Estuary on 19th Street, the roadway was flooded.
A large truck was about to drive through but the driver turned around because the water was just too deep.
A flash flood watch was in effect through 10 p.m