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SAN BERNARDINO (AP) — More thunderstorms and possible flash flooding are expected in parts of Southern California, a day after high winds downed power lines and lightning sparked several small wildfires.


The National Weather Services has continued a flash flood watch Sunday for the Antelope Valley and San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles County, as well as parts of Ventura County. The watch will be in effect until 8 p.m.

Forecasters say a high-pressure system is bringing monsoon-like conditions to inland and mountain areas.

On Saturday sudden storms hit hardest in San Bernardino County, where some 2,500 Southern California Edison customers briefly lost power and at least three small wildfires were started in the San Bernardino National Forest.

Firefighters, with the help of aircraft, were able to quickly contain the blazes.

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