Stormy Weather Moves into Southern California; Flash Flood Watch Issued for Burn Areas

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A winter storm moved into Southern California on Sunday afternoon, bringing scattered showers and warnings of more significant rainfall and possible flooding in some areas in the evening.

The rain was already causing traffic tie ups on roads and freeways throughout the region, officials said. Forecasters warned of flooding in parts of downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena, Alhambra, the South Bay and elsewhere.

Scott Sukup, a meteorologist in the National Weather Service’s Oxnard office, said an average of 0.5 to 1.0 inches of rain is expected to fall throughout the Los Angeles basin, with heavier rain possible in the mountains.

The “main part of the storm” is expected to begin around 6 p.m. Sunday, Sukup said. It will continue until around 4 a.m. Monday.

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