Flash flood watches were also in place for San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties until 6 p.m. Radar imagery showed heavy downpours falling across the Southland during the early morning hours. Officials are concerned the heavy showers could lead to possible flooding and debris flows in the burn areas. Residents in these danger areas are being asked to stay alert and stay safe. The showers were already affecting the commute early Wednesday morning.
Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the Los Angeles County recent burn areas including (Saddleridge, Tick, and Getty burn areas) from 7 AM – 3 PM this afternoon. Peak rainfall rates will range from 0.5" to near an inch per hour. #CAwx #CAstorm— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) December 4, 2019
A big rig crashed on the northbound 710 Freeway transition to the 60 Freeway and came to rest hanging over the connector bridge about 4 a.m. The wreck was slowing traffic in the area as crews worked to clear the scene. A SigAlert was also issued for drivers on the southbound 5 Freeway at Roxford Street. A couple of big rigs were reported to be involved in a crash there. Multiple vehicles were involved in a collision on the southbound 101 Freeway at Lankershim Boulevard. Heavy delays were impacting traffic exiting Studio City and North Hollywood just before 6 a.m. Warmer temperatures associated with Wednesday’s storm are expected to keep snow levels near the 7,000-foot level. About 3 to 6 inches of snow is possible for local resorts, according to the Weather Service. Drier skies are expected to return on Thursday but forecasters say another storm could hit the region Friday night into Saturday.
Heaviest rain was occurring across the Ventura County foothills and mountains with rainfall rates between 0.15 to 0.25 inches per hour. Rain is expected to become heavier across the forecast area from 3 AM to the north, and during rush hour in Los Angeles County. #CAwx #LArain pic.twitter.com/ReSK3bJs6n— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) December 4, 2019