RIVERSIDE (CNS) – Scattered showers and thunderstorms could lead to flash flooding in parts of Southwest Riverside County through this evening, according to the National Weather Service.

The risk of flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible in a portion of Southwest California, including the following areas, Coachella Valley, Riverside County Mountains, San Diego County Deserts, San Diego County Mountains and San Gorgonio Pass near Banning

Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Scattered thunderstorms will occur, some of which will produce torrential rainfall of 1 to 2 inches. – http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

Residents are encouraged to monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop. Copyright 2022, City News Service, Inc.