Another Week, Another Storm For Southern California. Here's What To Expect
Another strong winter storm system is arriving in Southern California, again bringing the possibility of flooding, damaging winds and debris flows in recent wildfire burn zones.
National Weather Service forecasters predict the heavier rain will start Thursday, when the coasts and valleys could get 1 to 2 1/2 inches and mountain and valley communities may see up to 4 inches.
Light rain moving into the area. Expect rain to increase in coverage and intensity through the morning. #larain #cawx pic.twitter.com/QDJd4M87p5— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) February 13, 2019
"Due to the subtropical nature of this moisture plume, snow levels are expected to rise significantly Wednesday into Thursday, bringing an increased threat of snow melt," NWS officials said.
A mandatory evacuation has been issued for the Holy Burn area.
EVACUATION ORDER ISSUED FOR HOLY BURN AREA @RivCoReady @CtyLakeElsinore #HolyFloodWatch pic.twitter.com/WErW00u1P1— CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department (@CALFIRERRU) February 14, 2019
Flood and flash flood watches have been issued in Ventura and in the Woolsey/Hill Burn areas.
Mainly light rain through tonight, then potential for heavy rain on Thursday. Flood Watch for the Ventura River at Foster Park, and Flash Flood Watch for Woolsey/Hill Burn areas. #CAwx #SoCal #LArain #LAwind pic.twitter.com/G1BaDpCyxW— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) February 13, 2019
Los Angeles County officials also reminded unsheltered residents that emergency shelters are open, with free rides available for those who needs a dry place to spend the night.
In need of emergency shelter? Please go directly to one of our listed transportation pick up locations for a ride to a Winter Shelter https://t.co/DIxV5C2wKR pic.twitter.com/FrxX2KpaXJ— Los Angeles County (@CountyofLA) February 13, 2019
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
5:02 p.m.: This article was updated with new information about a mandatory evacuation in the Holy Burn area.
2:41 p.m.: This article was updated with new voluntary evacuation information in Riverside County, an update from NWS and emergency shelter information from L.A. County.
This article was originally published at 7:20 a.m.
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