Flash flood watch for RS County as rain bears down

Cars make their way up rain-slicked Rancho California Road in Temecula during wet weather in 2019. Will Fritz photo
RIVERSIDE (CNS) - A storm system promising "substantial precipitation,'' along with a flash flood watch and significant snowfall in the mountains, is expected to land in Riverside County today. The National Weather reported the flash flood watch for the Riverside County valleys and Inland Empire, and for the mountains below 5,500 feet, beginning Thursday afternoon and extending into Friday afternoon. Burn areas could be susceptible to mudslides and debris flow. Ahead of that, on Wednesday, evacuation warnings were issued for select neighborhoods near the Apple Fire and El Dorado Fire burn areas, according to the Riverside County Emergency Management Department. The warnings affect a handful of neighborhoods generally along Beaumont Avenue north of Oak Valley Parkway. Showers wi
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