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UPDATE: Flash Flood Warning in Effect

The rain began about 2 p.m., Sunday, preceded by thunder and lightning about 1:30 p.m.

Update at 2:47 p.m.:

A flash flood warning was in effect Sunday afternoon for Lake Elsinore because of heavy rains.

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The rain expected in the Inland Valley hit Lake Elsinore with a vengeance Sunday afternoon.

First came the thunder, then lightning flashed in the skies over Lake Elsinore, culminating in a heavy downpour, Patch learned at the scene.

Meteorologists tagged the temperature at 100 degrees fahrenheit during the storm.

The road immediately began flooding at Mission Trail and Diamond Drive, Patch learned.

As the skies turned dark and dreary in Lake Elsinore, a little further southwest, in Temecula, the skies remained sunny, punctuated on by a short downpour about noon.

Rain is expected into Monday.

"The impressive amount of subtropical moisture, combined with northeasterly winds in the upper atmosphere, should be enough to push showers and thunderstorms into some of the inland valleys by Saturday evening, increasing overnight, and then across Southern California on Sunday," wrote John Toman, meteorologist for weathercurrents.com

Eliz September 09, 2012 at 09:41 PM
A welcome rain!
Hope September 09, 2012 at 09:52 PM
It's awesome! I let my puppy out to go potty and then it started to rain. She hid underneath my porch and I had to climb to get her out because she was afraid. It was her first rainstorm.
andy September 09, 2012 at 09:56 PM
Awe, what kind of puppy did you get?
andy September 09, 2012 at 09:57 PM
There has been more Rain this Summer than I've ever seen in my 46 years.
Hope September 09, 2012 at 10:07 PM
I got a Husky/Golden Retriever mix. She is pure white with one bright blue eye and one dark green eye. She's adorable!
andy September 09, 2012 at 10:19 PM
Awe, sound so cute. Wish you could post a picture here. Sounds like good handsome mix of breeds too!!!
Christi September 09, 2012 at 10:27 PM
1984 we had thunder storms every day thru the summer. Never have I seen this since. Oh and the patch needs a proof reader. The first line of this article repeats hits lake Elsinore twice.
Hope September 09, 2012 at 10:27 PM
I'll get one and post it here. She's a beaute!
Hope September 09, 2012 at 10:45 PM
Okay Andy,,,Spirit is now in my profile. =0)
Gary September 09, 2012 at 10:47 PM
Didn't get much rain over here at grand ave and morrison
BIGTOM September 09, 2012 at 11:21 PM
good looking puppy.
Christi September 09, 2012 at 11:45 PM
The wildomar vortex is going strong. At Mission Trail and Como no rain yet. Lots of thunder and hummus as get go, but the sun is still shining and no rain.
Anon September 09, 2012 at 11:50 PM
I thought you didn't live here Andy/ Julian!
Anon September 09, 2012 at 11:52 PM
I have loved these summer storms. It's been great for my slope in my backyard. Also great for the trees on the foreclosure up the street. They always look so thirsty. My dog is the only one who does not enjoy this. He hides under my desk.
Roberto September 10, 2012 at 12:37 AM
Very strange indeed. My Wife told me about it and I'm down here in O.C. at the same time and not even a cloud in the sky. wow!
BLUESGUITAR777 September 10, 2012 at 03:47 AM
"...lots of thunder and hummus..." Sounds good. I'll bring the pita chips! =)
Christi September 10, 2012 at 04:06 AM
Hummus darn spell correct. I left it cause it was funny.
Roberto September 10, 2012 at 05:29 AM
Heard Lincoln flooded...A little levity is good, have have a sense of hummus.
Stacey September 10, 2012 at 01:19 PM
I live by corydon and palomar and we only got a drop of rain if even that...i wonder why? Hmmm
Ken Mayes September 10, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Mother Nature loves motocross is why no rain on the south side.

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