Rain, wind blows into Southwest Riverside; flash flood warning issued

RIVERSIDE – While wet, windy weather has already arrived in Southwest Riverside from a new storm system, the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for the region. Areas under the warning include northwestern San Diego County, southwestern Riverside County and east central Orange County.

Authorities advise residents that areas where fires have occurred recently are particularly susceptible to flash floods and debris flow from this storm.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause elevated levels on small creeks and streams, highways and streets. NWS advises against driving vehicles into areas where the water covers the roadway as the water depth may be too great.

Weather outlook:

Friday, Feb. 28 – High 60˚, low 48˚; 100 percent chance of rain; winds from the south/southwest at 15 miles per hour.

Saturday, March 1 – High 56˚, low 47˚; 90 percent chance of rain; winds from the south at 10 miles per hour.

Sunday, March 2 – High 61˚, low 45˚; 50 percent chance of rain; winds from the south at 8 miles per hour.

Monday, March 3 – High 68˚, low 48˚; cloudy (no rain); winds from the northwest at 8 miles per hour.

Tuesday, March 4 – High 73˚, low 50˚; partly cloudy (no rain); winds from the west/northwest at 6 miles per hour.

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