Southern California could see flooding this weekend – NBC Los Angeles

Forecasters predict a risk of showers and thunderstorms this weekend, especially in the mountains of LA and Ventura counties and in the Antelope, Santa Clarita and San Gabriel valleys, where a flood watch was in effect until 11 p.m. Saturday.

According to the National Weather Service, heavy showers are possible. The risk of storms will be much lower on Monday and limited to the mountains and Antelope Valley.

Further inland, a flood watch was also in effect until at least 11 p.m. Saturday across much of Riverside County and parts of San Diego County.

A beach hazard statement was also issued through Wednesday afternoon on the Malibu Coast and other LA County beaches, where dangerous rip currents and crashing waves were expected due to high waves 3 to 6 feet.

Swimmers and surfers have been advised to stay out of the water due to dangerous swimming conditions or stay close to busy watchtowers. Rock jetties can also be deadly in such conditions.

Despite the chance of precipitation, weekend temperatures remained high, lingering in the 70s to mid-80s from the beaches to downtown Los Angeles, exceeding 90 degrees in many parts of the Valley and approaching 100 degrees in the
Antelope Valley.

More typical mid-summer weather is expected for the rest of the week, with low clouds overnight into morning in coastal areas and temperatures within a few degrees of normal, officials said. forecasters.

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