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September 2, 2019 (San Diego's East County) -- A flash flood watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for portions of  southern California include  San Diego County's mountain and desert areas today and tonight.

Additional thunderstorms are possible Monday and Tuesday. 

Runoff caused by very intense but brief rainfall can gather in  arroyos and small streams as well as urban surfaces. 

There is a  risk of mudslides and debris flows in steep terrain and in burn  areas.


 A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.  Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
 You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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