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Flash floods, thunderstorms expected in Los Angeles County
Flash floods, thunderstorms expected in Los Angeles County

With heavy rain drenching eastern parts of Los Angeles County, the National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning late Thursday afternoon. Officials recorded rain falling at a rate of up to 1.25 inches an hour, with flooding expected on roadways in the Antelope Valley and other rural areas in the eastern part of the county, the weather service said. Forecasters said there was a chance that thunderstorms could sweep through the mountains of Ventura, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara counties, with small storm systems possibly straying to coastal areas. Bonnie Bartling, a specialist with the weather service's office in Oxnard, said residents reported flooding on Highway...

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