(Ventura County, Ca) Periods of heavy rain are expected Saturday morning through the afternoon across Southwest California, with the threat of showers, possibly heavy at times, continuing into early Sunday. As a result, there is an elevated risk of flash flooding with mud and debris flows in and around recent burn areas. In addition, roadway flooding is likely, especially in low lying areas, along with rock and mudslides on canyon roads and below steep terrain.
Flooding is also possible along the Ventura River today, including the RV Park near Highway 101.
Flash Flood Watch Remains In Effect For The Thomas, SherpaWhittier And Ventura County Portion Of The Woolsey Burn Areas through 4 Am Sunday.
The Flash Flood Watch continues for :
The Thomas, Sherpa, Whittier and Ventura County side of the Woolsey burn areas through 4 AM PST Sunday.
Peak rainfall rates of 0.50 to 1.00 inch per hour are likely, mainly Saturday morning. Local rates up to 1.25 inches per hour are possible across south facing foothills and coastal slopes. Storm totals are expected to range from 2.00 to 4.00 inches across these burn areas, with 4.00 to 7.00 inch totals possible across south facing foothills and coastal slopes.
Shallow mud and debris flows are likely across the recent burn areas. There is the potential for more significant and damaging debris flows. Rockslides and mudslides will be likely, bringing an increased threat of road closures.
Flash flooding and debris flows will be a particular threat in and below the recently burned areas. Southern California residents, in or below the recently burned areas are urged to take the steps necessary to protect their property. Persons in the watch area should remain alert and follow directions of emergency preparedness officials.
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