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Sandbags ready for heavy rain, flash flooding

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A little much needed rain is already falling in parts of the county, but the heavy stuff is still to come.

Areas prone to flooding may need sandbags to keep water away.

This storm has tapped into a plume of clouds from the tropics and could cause issues during morning rush hour traffic.

The National Weather Service says San Diego County could get 1 to 2 inches of rain along the coast and 4+ inches in the mountains which could spark flash flooding.

As meteorologist Natasha Stenbock has been forecasting and warning everyone -- be careful when driving and watch for slick spots when the rain hits around 7 or 8 this morning... along with a flash flood watch.

The area's most prone to debris flows will be in parts of the county that were devastated by wildfires this past May.

The County is providing sandbags to homeowners to protect property.

If we get the 2 inches of rain that's been forecasted -- it would account for 20% of our annual rainfall in just a single day.

For a list of 18 different fire stations for free sandbags, just click on our website and click on the hot button.

CBS NEWS 8's Gene Kang has more in this vide story about where you can get some bags for free.

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