Heavier storm expected tonight


The National Weather Service reported that the wet weather is expected to continue tonight and through Wednesday, with gusty winds, heavy downpours and possible hail, tornadoes and waterspouts occurring in the coastal areas. Also, dangerous cloud to ground lightning could occur.

The NWS also advises that if the stronger thunderstorms develop, there will be the potential for high intensity rainfall, bringing a significant risk for dangerous flashing flooding and debris flows, especially in recent burn areas.

The storm, which has brought record rainfall to Southern California, is the result of a rare weather pattern that comes through the area about once every 10 years.

Sunny weather is expected to return on Thursday.