By Miriam Raftery
Photos: National Weather Service storm images in Campo and El Cajon, plus lightning totals.
July 25, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) - San Diego County had 145 lightning strikes during a 24-hour period ending at 6 p.m. last night. Thunderstorms doused East County’s mountain and rural areas, producing some dramatic downpours and striking images.
Even the usually parched desert community of Borrego Springs logged .21 inches in just 10 minutes. Borrego resident Bob Kutscher described the deluge as “BIG loud windblown drops that I thought was hail but ended up being very loud rainfall.”
FORECAST FOR THIS WEEKEND AND NEXT WEEK: