More rain-laden thunderstorms forecast for Inland area Wednesday – California News

More rain-laden thunderstorms forecast for Inland area Wednesday – California News

The weather forecast for Wednesday, Aug. 2, is a repeat of Tuesday with the National Weather Service issuing a flash flood watch for the Inland area from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Thunderstorms unleashed over Inland Southern California on Tuesday afternoon, brought heavy rain, strong winds, hail and flood warnings.

Similar thunderstorms are predicted to produce heavy rain Wednesday afternoon and evening over the region, and with it the threat of flash flooding as well as debris flows from recent wildland fire scars, according to the weather service.

The storms have the potential to produce rainfall exceeding one inch per hour.

On Tuesday, the California Highway Patrol received reports of flooding, mud and downed trees on freeways and roads across the region — and it all came as the evening commute was getting underway.

Power lines also were reported down. Thousands of Southern California Edison customers were without power — 4,520 in Riverside County and 1,139 in San Bernardino County as of 5 p.m. — although it wasn’t clear how many were due to the weather.

By 8 p.m., most service had been restored, with the exception of 4,350 customers in an area along La Sierra Avenue near the Lake Hills neighborhood of Riverside, according to a Southern California Edison outage report.

At about 4:45 p.m. the storm uprooted a large tree and toppled it into a house in the 1400 block of West 16th Street in San Bernardino. No one was hurt, but the tree caused extensive damage to the home.

A severe thunderstorm moved over the Temescal Valley area south of Corona starting about 4 p.m., according to the National Weather…

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