SAN DIEGO — A severe thunderstorm warning was in effect for parts of San Diego County and elsewhere in Southern California late Friday afternoon, with rain and even hail reported more widely around the region.
A little after 3:30 p.m., the thunderstorm was over the area of downtown San Diego, moving west at about 15 miles per hour. Heavy rainfall and some flooding were reported — National Weather Service warned of large puddles building on the road in parts of East Village and downtown and advised drivers slow down.
The severe storm warning was lifted as of 4:15 p.m., though some neighborhoods were still seeing plenty of rainfall in bursts. At Petco Park, the Padres had their game delayed due to inclement weather. The team shared a photo on Twitter of a lightning strike over a tarp-covered field.
Meanwhile, a flash flood warning was in place further east until 5:15 p.m. Affected areas included Ramona, Alpine, Mount Laguna and Julian, as well as highways including Interstate 8 between Alpine and Boulevard.
Areas that saw storms Friday included Chula Vista, Oceanside, Carlsbad, El Cajon, Vista, Encinitas, National City, La Mesa, Poway and Imperial Beach.
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