A flash flood watch for recent wildfire burn areas in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties will be in effect from 4 p.m. Monday until Tuesday evening. The National Weather Service office in Oxnard is predicting moderate to heavy rainfall Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning, with rain possibly falling at more than half-an-inch per hour during the peak of the storm.
Forecasters say there is a strong potential for flash flooding and mud and debris flows in and around burn areas from the Thomas, Whittier, Alamo and Sherpa wildfires. A separate flash flood watch will be in effect from 10 p.m. Monday through 10 p.m. Tuesday for burn areas in Los Angeles County, especially those left by the Creek, La Tuna, Skirball, Rye and Fish wildfires.
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