Issued Zones: Kern Desert … Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego Mountains … Morongo Basin through Desert Center … Banning Pass to Hemet/Perris … PMC/Gorman Pass … Metro High Desert Zones … Antelope Valley …
Site: Southern California Weather Force has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch effective now through the evening …
Date: 9/2/19 at 10:40am PT
Forecast: Well, as I stated to you two weeks ago, the monsoonal flow would return around this time and here we are. I have officially issued the Severe Thunderstorm Watch and this means that thunderstorms capable of damaging winds, hail, flooding, and frequent lightning will be likely.
Instability is very high across the area, owning to less debris clouds in the watch area. Storms should erupt more this afternoon through evening through the issued zones above.
Due to how slow these storms will move and some very erratic, the flood risk is extremely high with the heaviest cells. Travels on I-15, I-10 and through the Gorman Pass will need to be met with caution, especially through the Metro High Desert zones. These same areas may get hit again over the next few days, as previously mentioned.
As for the Eastern Inland Empire … Storm motion is slow to the northwest over you and any outflow from the Riverside County Mountain storms would bring a chance of an isolated even over Hemet or Perris later on today …
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