More rain likely to bring more flooding, debris slides, National Weather Service cautions
December 24, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – A light dusting of snow is forecast for San Diego County mountain peaks over 5500 feet on Christmas Day, the National Weather Service predicts. That includes Mt. Laguna and other high peaks in Rancho Cuyamaca State Park. If traveling in mountain areas, be prepared for winter storm conditions and carry tire chains in higher elevations.
Elsehwhere in San Diego County, rain is forecast, with a slight chance of thunderstorms Saturday night and Sunday. Rains are not anticipated to be as heavy as earlier in the week; a quarter inch to an inch is forecast in San Diego County.
However, But the National Weather Service warns, “Additional rainfall will cause rapid runoff and flooding due to nearly saturated ground from recent rain. This could result in flooding of low-lying areas. There could be debris flow in and below recently burned areas as well as rock and mud slides on steep terrain and further erosion of rain-soaked hillsides.”
If you are traveling this holiday weekend, the National Weather Service advises that you should closely monitor the latest weather forecasts and statements, then plan accordingly. Rain will cause slick roads, so motorists should use extra caution. Do not drive through flooded areas or around barricades. Remember, large pot holes and sink holes may be hidden beneath floodwaters.