Lightning struck the ground 108 times across San Diego County today as monsoonal moisture from the southeast sparked widespread thunderstorms, said the National Weather Service.
Forecasters said the lightning was heaviest in Pine Valley, Julian, Borrego Springs, and along the eastern I-8 corridor.
The weather service also said that more lightning is possible this afternoon, particularly in the county’s mountains.
The coast isn’t expected to get lightning, but there are sporadic showers west of the mountains. San Diego got rain about 8:30 a.m. on Monday. The showers later spread to the northwestern section of the county.At 11:42 a.m., light showers were moving toward Chula Vista.
This is only the second day this summer that San Diego County has experienced widespread lightning.