UPDATED WEATHER ALERT: Flash Flood Watch In Los Angeles and Ventura Counties
A flash flood watch remains in effect for the recent burn areas –including the Crown burn area in Acton/Agua Dulce, and the Station, Morris and Briggs burn areas - though late Wednesday night.
Peak rainfall rates between one-half and three-quarters of an inch are possible through Wednesday night. Thunderstorms are possible Tuesday night and Wednesday, which would produce even more intense rainfall rates.
Debris flow due to flash flooding is a threat in and below the burn areas.
A plume of very deep subtropical moisture across the Pacific Coast will stream over southwestern California over the next several days. This, combined with a series of storm fronts, will bring copious amounts of rain to much of the forecast area through Monday.
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Due to the high moisture content through the atmosphere, steady rain should begin to give a good soaking to the burn areas today.
Another storm system may affect the area Wednesday with yet another storm possible over the holiday weekend. Rainfall totals through Wednesday have the potential to be some of the highest rainfall accumulations in recent years.
A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding, which is a very dangerous situation. Residents in our below the recent burn areas are urged to take the steps necessary to protect their property. Persons in the watch area should remain alert and follow the directions of emergency preparedness officials.