The Daily Weather Update from FOX Weather: Serious flood threat in one of the nation’s most populated areas

Start your day with the latest weather news – Southern California is being hammered by a powerful storm that has slammed into the West Coast, bringing with it heavy rain that could lead to flash flooding.

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Southern California faces 2nd day of serious flood threat

A strong storm that has slammed into the West Coast is bringing with it heavy rain that is expected to lead to flooding in Southern California. A Level 3 out of 4 flood risk exists for a second day in the region. A Flood Watch has been issued along the coast and stretches from Santa Barbara south through Los Angeles to San Diego.

A Flood Watch has been issued in Southern California.
(FOX Weather)


Significant flash flooding was ongoing early Thursday morning in the Oxnard area after 3.10 inches of rain fell in one hour, of which 1.99 inches fell in just 40 minutes. Photos shared on social media from Oxnard showed upwards of 2 feet of water on roads.

Christmas Eve storm could create flooding in South

A Christmas Eve storm forecast for the central U.S. could make last-minute holiday shopping and travel tricky for millions of people. The majority of the precipitation, which will stretch from Minnesota to Louisiana, will be rain. However, some snow is expected in the higher elevations and across the northern Plains. A Level 2 out of 4 flood risk has been highlighted for parts of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi.

The flood outlook for Dec. 24, 2023.
(FOX Weather)


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