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Flash flood advisory set for LA County Thursday evening

Posted: August 30, 2012 4:57 p.m.
Updated: August 30, 2012 4:57 p.m.
 

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for central Los Angeles County for the evening.

The flash flood warning remains in effect until 7 p.m.

At 4:43 p.m. the NWS reported "a strong thunderstorm producing flash flooding along Aliso Canyon Road in the San Gabriel mountains a few miles southeast of Acton," adding that 2.5 inches of very heavy rainfall has been confirmed in the area.

Residents near the area are instructed to not drive vehicles into areas where the water covers the roadway and to move to higher ground.

At 4:14 p.m. the NWS also issued a thunderstorm warning for the San Gabriel and Antelope valleys along Highway 138 through Pasadena, Alhambra and San Gabriel, with potential for hail and lightening.

The NWS reports a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms for the Santa Clarita area, based on current conditions in Saugus.

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