Heavy rainfall poured into Southern California in the early hours of Saturday morning, ushering in a soggy day for the region.
Heavy rainfall poured into Southern California in the early hours of Saturday morning, ushering in a soggy day for the region.

Heavy Rainfall Hits Southern California, Prompting Flood Warnings

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Heavy rainfall swept through Southern California in the early hours of Saturday morning, marking the onset of a wet day across the region. The National Weather Service issued warnings of potentially hazardous conditions as flood alerts were implemented.

According to forecasts from the National Weather Service, Southern California’s low-elevation communities were expected to receive between one and three inches of rainfall from Saturday through Sunday.

Meteorologist’s Alert:

Meteorologist Kacey Montoya from KTLA urged residents to brace themselves for the impending deluge. She emphasized the severity of the situation, stating, “If you’re just waking up to this, just know there is very heavy rain to come.”

Threat of Thunderstorms and Flash Floods:

The forecast also included the possibility of thunderstorms on Saturday, particularly in Los Angeles County. 

This brought forth a heightened risk of flash floods, as the intensity of the rain over a short duration could overwhelm drainage systems, potentially causing urban flooding.

Montoya reiterated the danger of thunderstorms, warning that the rapid downpour could lead to localized flooding. She cautioned residents, saying, “Those who do see those thunderstorms, you’re going to see very heavy rainfall in a short amount of time, which has the likelihood to cause some flooding.”

Weather Outlook:

By 9 a.m., the heavy rainfall was expected to diminish in the Los Angeles area as the storm system moved southward. 

Some relief was anticipated for the Inland Empire and Orange County as drying conditions were forecasted for the afternoon.

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