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East County Wildfire & Emergency Alerts

August 2, 2017 (San Diego’s East County)   -- The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch Wednesday morning for San Diego’s inland region that includes the East County communities of La Mesa, El Cajon, Santee, Pine Valley and Julian as well as other inland areas of Escondido, Poway and San Marcos. 

The flood watch is in effect through tonight, with the threat of flash flooding and debris flows greatest in areas burned bare by brush fires. A deluge could bring over an inch an hour to some areas.

"The main focus for areas of heavy rainfall and flash flooding will be over inland areas. However, some of the rain is likely to affect areas closer to the coast as well," the NWS warns.

A flash flood watch means conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding, the weather agency said.

Monsoonal moisture has also brought high humidity and record-breaking rainfall Tuesday, including an inch and a half of rain in Alpine – breaking the prior record of just 0.11 inches. Thunderstorms also resulted in hundreds of lightning strikes and winds up to 70 mph in San Diego County.

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