Flood advisory issued as storms, hail hit parts of LA area on Sunday – Orange County Register


With strong thunderstorms moving through parts of Los Angeles, the National Weather Service issued a Flood Advisory on Sunday afternoon until 7 p.m. for portions of the county from the San Fernando Valley to the San Gabriel Valley.

Thunderstorms and hail were reported over Alhambra, Duarte and near West Covina.

Forecasters cautioned extreme care while driving.

The first storm of the spring season is expected to move on from Southern California after Sunday, clearing the way for a cloudy but dry week before heavier rainfall returns next weekend, forecasters said.

National Weather Service forecasters described this weekend’s rain and snow as “a very modest system at best with regard to rainfall amounts.”

On Saturday, Lancaster Airport set a record for the date with .53 inches of rain, breaking the record of .39 inches set in 1995, according to the NWS.

“A lingering storm system will continue a cold and unsettled weather pattern into Sunday,” the NWS said. “Scattered showers with isolated thunderstorms are possible with snow levels lowering to as low as 3,500 feet. West to northwest winds will continue to strengthen through Sunday evening as a tight northerly pressure difference develops across the state.

“Warmer and drier weather is expected for early week, than another storm system, potentially heavy rainfall, is possible for next weekend.”

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