Increased flash flood risk next 24 hrs, especially in SW LA


An increased flash flood risk is being highlighted across South LA tonight into Wednesday as a stalled front in conjunction with a weak surface low dissipates over the area.

The weak low pressure is slowly moving out of Texas and will move into the far Southwest portion of the state overnight tonight. It’s in SW LA that the flash flood risk is highest although most of South LA remains at risk for heavy downpours at any point over the next 24 hours.

On Tuesday morning, the Houston metropolitan area experienced flash flooding due to this low pressure area and the same could repeat itself farther down I-10 in portions of Louisiana as we go through the overnight hours tonight and on Wednesday.

It’s impossible to forecast on an individual city-by-city basis but all residents are urged to stay aware of the weather situation the next 24 hours.

This weekend we will arrive on the 1st anniversary of the major flooding that was experienced all across the state in August 2016. Now this is not exactly the same setup but the atmosphere at this time of year is in the juiciest state possible so any storm can drop extreme rainfall rates.