By CBSLA Staff

IRVINE (CBSLA) — A Flash Flood Warning is in place across central Orange County until 1:45 p.m. Tuesday due to heavy rain in the area.

The flash flooding will impact Irvine, Tustin, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Woods, San Joaquin Hills & Laguna Hills, CBSLA Meteorologist Alex Biston said.

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At 10:36 a.m., Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated heavy rain falling across the warned area.

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The expected rainfall rate is 0.5 to 1 inch in 1 hour.

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Drivers are warned to turn around and to avoid flooded roads.