Burn Areas Alerted To Expected Flooding

The season's most powerful winter storm is expected to bring some heavy rain across Southern California and authorities are warning residents in recently burned areas to be ready for possible floods. Forecasters say the heaviest rainfall will occur on Wednesday night into Thursday morning. 

The National Weather Service said in a statement that the Pacific storm system will be hitting the West Coast through Friday and that the Southland can expect the heavy rain "to be focused along and ahead of a cold front pushing  through the region Wednesday night into Thursday.''

Total rainfall from this storm is expected to be between 2 and 5 inches in coastal and valley areas, and between 5 and 10 inches across the foothills and coastal slopes. 

A Flash Flood Watch is up for recent burn areas in both Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties from late tomorrow afternoon through Thursday. 

Los Angeles County isn't missing out either. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for late Wednesday evening through late Thursday night. Authorities say residents in those areas should be prepared for dangerous mud and debris flows. 

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