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Heavy Rain for Southern California Wednesday and Thursday

27 Nov 2019, 5:07 am

A Pacific low pressure system and associated cold front are moving into the western U.S. today and bringing with it some big weather impacts.  Heavy snow and strong winds are getting most of the attention, but areas in southern California could have some heavy rain. This heavy rain will likely lead to some flash flooding. Here is the very latest.

Flood Alerts

Flash flood watches are in place for these areas through Thursday. Flash flood watches mean conditions could all come together for flooding.


The timing for the the heavy rain will be from Wednesday to Friday morning.  The timing is definitely bad with all the travelling for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Definitely pay attention to forecasts from WeatherNation as you plan your travel.

Rainfall Potential

A solid 1-3″ of rainfall from San Diego to Los Angeles is in the forecast with some isolated areas possibly exceeding 4 inches.  This amount of rain in such a short period of time means flash flooding threats are on the way.  Also, the Cave Fire burn scars could lead to some debris flows with the heavy rain near Santa Barbara.  Please follow all the evacuation alerts in these areas as well.

More updates are on the way on WeatherNation


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Patrick Crawford has always been a huge weather buff! He grew up in Plano, Texas, and it was there that he experienced what Mother Nature was capable of doing. He would always turn on the television to see what local meteorologists were saying about the weather. That's when he realized he wanted to be a meteorologist. Patrick graduated from Northern Illinois University (’04) with a degree in ... Load MoreMeteorology and a double minor in Mathematics and Geography. Broadcast Meteorology has been great to him and he has been able to work in television markets all across the country. Some of his stops have included New Orleans, Green Bay and even Yuma, Arizona. He is so excited to be part of the WeatherNation team. He has been awarded the prestigious CBM (Certified Broadcast Meteorologist) weather seal from the American Meteorological Society. Feel free to catch up with Patrick Crawford on his Facebook and on Twitter pages.

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