Flash flood warnings extended as much-needed rainstorm is expected to bring more showers to parched
A Tuesday rainstorm in southern California prompted mudslides, flash flooding, flight delays and evacuations in parts of the parched region
In Camarillo Springs, northwest of Los Angeles, gushing water and muddy debris began pouring from adjacent hillsides before noon yesterday
By Tuesday night, downtown Los Angeles had received 1.21 inches of rain, breaking a 1961 record for the day
Flash flood warnings have been extended through Wednesday, as another wave of rain is expected to bring another 1-1.5inches to the coast and 2-2.5 inches in the mountain regions
Drought-ridden southern California received a blessing of rain on Tuesday, but the sudden influx of precipitation also caused chaos with mudslides and flooding reported across the region, prompting evacuations and flight delays.
Flash flood warnings have been extended through Wednesday, as even more rain is expected with morning showers turning into heavier rainfall towards the afternoon and evening hours.
An additional 1-1.5 inches of rain on the coast and 2-2.5 inches of rain in the mountains is expected in this second wave, bringing the storm’s rainfall to a total to six inches before finally tapering out Thursday morning.
Wednesday’s rain is expected to hit hardest in the San Gabriel Valley and Mountainous northeast of Los Angeles, where there is also a chance of thunderstorms.
‘In general, that’s a lot,’ Weather Channel meteorologist Kevin Roth told NBC News, adding that the state, suffering through a three-year-long drought could ‘really use it’.
We need the rain, but it gets kind of old, with all the “Chicken Little” stuff flying around
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