National Weather Service
Just as Southern California is drying out following a powerful Pacific storm last week, another pair of storms are headed for the region Monday, threatening rainfall from early Tuesday through Wednesday.
The National Weather Service has confirmed a small tornado touched down Friday morning during the heavy rainstorm in a South Los Angeles neighborhood.
Showery weather affecting portions of the Southland on Sunday is a precursor of heavier rains expected in the region on Tuesday.
Strong winds are expected across Southwestern California through Monday morning, officials advised.
Forecasters say about half an inch of rain fell over the Southland in the winter’s first good storm.
The National Weather Service is cautioning Southern California beachgoers to expect more high surf and strong rip currents due to a southeasterly swell from former Hurricane Simon.
Dangerous rip currents were a concern for officials Wednesday as many people were flocking to the beach to avoid the record heat.
The last week of summer is bringing the hottest temperatures of the season to the Southland.
Hurricane Marie, a category 3 storm, could bring swells of 10 to 15 feet, strong rip currents and coastal flooding, the National Weather Service said.
Nick Fagnano, 20, was in the water with friends Sunday when he was hit, according to the L.A. County Coroner’s Office.
Drought conditions in Southern California have left downtown Los Angeles the driest it’s ever been since rain records started over a century ago, according to reports.
A red flag warning is expected to go into effect on Sunday for much of Southern California, the National Weather Service announced.
Strong winds and high temperatures in the Southland over the next few days has prompted a fire danger warning.
The recent stormy weather has made a dent in the rainfall deficit in Los Angeles after months of drought.
The National Weather Service has issued flash flood watches through Saturday evening across Los Angeles and Ventura counties.