Southern California: High Risk of Flash Flooding - Updated 1:28 pm

More than nine inches of rain are forecast to fall in the mountains above Santa Barbara with more than five inches above Los Angeles.  

There is a serious risk of flash flooding between now and 10am Friday in the area outlined in red with a lesser, but still significant, risk in the yellow.
The above graph shows the cumulative flash flood risk. It is greater toward Santa Barbara today and tonight and then covers the entire area tomorrow and tomorrow night. 

There is a risk of lightning throughout the Southland and even an outside chance of a tornado. 

Whatever you do, don't try to cross flooded areas by foot or by car. That is the #1 cause of death in flash flood situations. Go around, not through, flooding. 

As of 1:28 pm PST, here is the radar showing the rain approaching.


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