Flash Flood Advisory Issued For LA County

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Steady rain generated by a storm out of the Gulf of Alaska drenched the Southland Friday morning.

An urban and small stream flood advisory will remain in effect until 7:45 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Rainfall rates of a quarter to a third of an inch of rain per hour is expected.

A winter weather advisory will be in effect from 2 p.m. until 10 a.m. Saturday in the San Gabriel Mountains, meteorologists said.

Snow level will remain above 8,000 feet in advance of a cold front, but could drop to as low as 2,000 feet.

According to the NWS, the storm will be the biggest of the rain season so far, which runs from October to May.

The threat of flash flooding targeted the so-called burn areas of Los Angeles County, in the San Gabriel and Santa Monica mountains and the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and San Gabriel valleys, as well as in the areas of Ventura County.

Periods of heavy rain could lead to flash flooding and debris flows down slopes stripped of vegetation in the Sand, Fish, Sage, Old, Solimar, Springs and other recent fire areas.

Read more at CBSLA.com.

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