Update on the Flash Flood Watch issued by NWS Los Angeles – it has been expanded across the L.A. County Mtns, outside of recent burn areas, due to expected heavy rain. Snowmelt will add to flooding of small streams due to high snow levels. #CAwx #SoCal #CAstorm pic.twitter.com/zPX0PGFhg8— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) February 14, 2019
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.Another storm bearing down on Southern California is expected to bring periods of heavy rain Wednesday and Thursday, prompting officials in Riverside County to issue evacuation orders and warnings for residents in areas charred by the Holy and Cranston fires. The Pacific storm move into the region Wednesday morning, but the heaviest rain isn’t expected until later in the afternoon, the National Weather Service stated. A flash flood watch is in place for parts of Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange counties from late Wednesday through Thursday evening. In Los Angeles County, a flash flood watch will go into effect on Thursday. Forecasters are expected 1 to 2 inches of rain along the coast and valley locations. Two to 4 inches are expected in the foothills, with around 5 inches of rain possible in the mountains. This week’s storm is also expected to be quite a bit warmer than our last weather system, which means snow levels are expected to rise to about 7,000 feet.