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Extreme weather hits L.A.: Heat, high waves, rain and potential flooding

A flash-flood warning was issued this afternoon for portions of northern Los Angeles County.

The National Weather Service said a storm system capable of producing heavy rain, hail and 50 mph winds was moving into the Antelope Valley. The forecast said California Highways 18 and 138 could be hit by the storms and urged those who notice bad weather to take shelter.

It's turning out to be a day of extreme weather around the region. Excessive-heat warnings have been issued for some parts of Southern California, and high surf has been pounding the coast.

The weather service said the storms could continue through the afternoon. Forecasters say the heat wave should give way to cooler temperatures later this week.

 -- Shelby Grad

Photo: A surfer stays ahead of a large wave at The Wedge in Newport Beach on Wednesday. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

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Great pic. That wave and the sky-ocean horizon are beautiful!


If you work out once a day, and then spend 15-20 minutes in a 175-Degree Sauna...then stepping out into 100 degree weather seems like a nice Spring Day. It changes your whole perspective on what is 'hot'.

Ervin Raab


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