A plume of heavy rain, strong winds, high surf, and heavy snow will cross much of southern California over the next few days.
By News Desk
Wild Weather in Our Area
High rain rates will lead to flash flooding Sunday night across portions of southern California, with an embedded High Risk (level 4/4) area over parts of Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles Counties.
The moisture plume will sag south Monday night into Tuesday and focus over southern California and the southern Sierra Nevada. Heavy to Excessive Rainfall is likely from San Luis County down to San Diego County. A High Risk of Excessive Rainfall warning is in effect for parts of Los Angeles and Orange Counties on Monday with widespread totals of 1-3″ of rain and isolated higher amounts are possible. Heavy Snow impacts will continue over the southern section of our mountain range.
Tonight – Rain and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 51. Breezy, with a southeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 3 and 4 inches possible.
Monday – Rain and possibly a thunderstorm before 10:00 am, then showers after 10:00 am. High near 58. East southeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Monday Night – Showers. Low around 49. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
At 9:32 pm, local law enforcement reported numerous flooded roads, vehicles submerged, rock and mud slides, and quickly rising levels of area rivers, especially in and around the Santa Monica Mountains.
Between 2 and 4 inches of rain have fallen, (up to 7 inches around the Santa Monica Mountains). Additional rainfall
amounts of 2 to 5 inches are possible in the warned area overnight tonight. Flash flooding is ongoing.
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Wild Weather Elsewhere
Heavy rain and thunderstorms are possible over coastal areas of Georgia and South Carolina tonight. Up to a foot of snow may fall on the Cascades and Northern Rockies through Monday afternoon, with abnormally mild temperatures for much of the Central and Eastern parts of the country. Temperatures across the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest will be 30-40 degrees above average, breaking existing daily temperature records.
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