Warmer weather on tap for Southern California after weekend of storms
With sunny skies, temperatures in the mid-80s and lots of rain, Southern California was in for an almost overwhelming weekend of weather.
Here’s a look at what the area saw Saturday and Sunday:
STORM WARNINGS IN EFFECT
The NWS warned that storm systems, moving from Northern California to the Southland, are producing scattered thunderstorms, with significant amounts of rainfall. Those storms could produce hail, heavy winds and large hail. The storms are expected to intensify gradually and move across California Thursday afternoon and evening.
This is the second round of severe storms that the NWS issued late Saturday, when the National Weather Service in Oxnard reported that a pair of storms crossed through the area, bringing widespread hail with large hail and damaging winds.
Here are the latest severe weather advisories in effect in Southern California:
• 9:12 a.m. — NWS in Oxnard reports the second round of severe storms, with sustained damaging winds.
• 9:41 a.m. — NWS reports an EF1 tornado has been reported near Palm Springs.
• 10:22 a.m. — The National Weather Service reports a tornado with winds at 175 mph has been reported near Indio.
• 10:53 a.m. — A severe storm warning is in effect for the Los Angeles area, where trees could be downed with heavy downpour and hail.
• 11:10 a.m. — The NWS reports the second round of severe storms moving toward the Southland, with damaging winds and heavy rainfall.
• 11:28 a.m. — The severe weather warning is in effect for the greater Los Angeles area.
• 1:01 p.m. — The NWS in Oxnard reports a severe storm warning is in effect for the greater Los Angeles area.
• 2:17 p.m. — The severe weather warning for the greater Los Angeles area is in effect.
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