Lots of downstrikes all morning long in SD County out to Joshua Tree and other areas. For our area, NOAA has this to say:
AS OF 9:30 AM PDT THURSDAY…FORECAST HIGHLIGHT FOR THE DAY WILL BE A NOTED COOLING TREND FOR MOST LOCATIONS. WEATHER ITEM OF INTEREST THAT WE WILL BE WATCHING CLOSELY IS ONGOING CONVECTION OVER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA…AND TRACKING THE OUTSIDE CHANCE THAT CELLS MOVE TOWARDS MONTEREY/SAN BENITO COUNTY.
San Diego NOAA published this: The national weather service in san diego has issued a red flagwarning…which is in effect until 11 pm pdt this evening.
* frequent dry lightning likely to accompany thunderstorms
* thunderstorms: Widespread from the coasts to the deserts moving
towards the northwest
* outflow winds: Between 35 and 45 mph
* timing: Until late evening hours