Flash Flood Warning For LA County

Alert area: Antelope Valley; Los Angeles County Mountains excluding the Santa Monica Range; Los Angeles County San Gabriel Valley; Santa Clarita Valley

FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR THE LAKE, BOBCAT, AND RANCH 2 BURN SCARS IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON INTO EARLY FRIDAY MORNING... A strong and slow moving storm system will bring several hours of steady rain which will be extremely heavy at times, As the storm shifts south later Thursday into early Friday heavy rain is expected to develop over the recent burn scars in Los Angeles County, including the Lake, Bobcat, and Ranch 2 burns. FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT... The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has expanded the * Flash Flood Watch to include a portion of southwest California, including the following areas, Antelope Valley, Los Angeles County Mountains excluding the Santa Monica Range, Los Angeles County San Gabriel Valley and Santa Clarita Valley. * From Thursday afternoon through late Thursday night. * Rain rates up to or locally exceeding 0.75 inches per hour are possible. * Significant mud and debris flows are possible near the Lake, Bobcat, and Ranch 2 burn scars and could affect vulnerable roads and structures. Recommended actions Residents in or below the recently burned areas are urged to take the steps necessary to protect their property. Persons in the watch area should remain alert and follow directions of emergency preparedness officials. Avoid hiking and camping in canyons and near creeks.

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