The National Weather Service has issued a severe weather warning for Imperial County.
According to the NWS Phoenix meteorologists, strong thunderstorms , wind gusts to 50 miles per hour and hail up to one-half inch in diameter as well as heavy rain was reported. Flooding occurred along several roadways and Highway 86 between Dogwood Road and Highway 111 was closed due to downed wires. Westbound Interstate 8 in the Winterhaven area was closed for nearly an hour when a big rig overturned. Several other accidents were reported with only minor injuries noted. Storm activity is expected to last until about midnight tonight.