Los Angeles hit with torrential rain

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Flash flood warnings were issued for parts of the Los Angeles area when the sky opened up and dropped nearly two inches of rain on the area. Santa Monica recorded 1.75 inches and Alhambra 1.82 inches.

The National Weather Service said we should expect rain throughout the morning and then possibly more later in the day and into the evening. Temperatures will drop into the 70s close to the coast and the 80s inland.

By Wednesday the rain should leave the area, heading north. Another weather system moving down from British Columbia is expected to give some relief to fire-plagued Northern California.

SUV hits puddle while crossing intersection (YouTube)
SUV hits puddle while crossing intersection (YouTube)

According to NWS the rain is a result of Hurricane Linda that roared through the Pacific Ocean and the L.A. area is getting the remnants of that storm.

There were sig alerts issued throughout Los Angeles with accidents recorded on the major freeways. The Coast Highway was shut down in Newport Beach due to flooding, but it has re-opened. In some places residents had to be evacuated due to flooding.

The rain has affected Los Angeles and Orange counties, but to the south,San Diego is cloudy, but dry. That won’t last long though, as the tail end of this system will hit San Diego County today and pour rain on the area well into the evening.

From the NWS website, their prediction for San Diego County: “Showers likely. The rain could be heavy at times. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.”

Like Los Angeles and Orange counties, San Diego will be dry on Wednesday. Temperatures throughout Southern California are expected to drop during this rain, but then go back up on Wednesday, increasing through the weekend.

Late breaking update: It has started to rain in San Diego, as of 9:30 am.

 Update report