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It's Pouring Rain Not Too Far from L.A. [Updated]

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In its 3 p.m. broadcast today, KCAL 9 showed footage of pouring rain and flash flooding in Lake Elsinore. Meteorologist Henry DiCarlo said the storm cell was producing two to four inches per hour. That's quite a difference from the clear blue skies and extreme heat we're feeling here in the immediate Los Angeles area. But that's not all regarding the rain. The National Weather Service this afternoon issued a flash flood warning, set to expire at 4 p.m., for the southeast portion of the Antelope Valley and the Eastern San Gabriel Mountains. A weather spotter in Wrightwood estimated two inches of water in 30 minutes and four to six inches flowing in roadways and flooding in yards and streets, according to the service. The storm cells could head towards Ventura County.

[Update: The National Weather Service has extended to to 5:24 p.m.]