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Thunderstorms move into L.A. area; flash flood warning issued

October 11, 2012 |  5:22 pm
Lightning strike off the coast of Santa Monica

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for parts of southeastern Los Angeles County as heavy thunderstorms move into the area Thursday evening.

The warning extends to 6:30 p.m. and covers such areas as Monterey Park, East Los Angeles, Huntington Park and Montebello. The weather service said the storm could produce 2 inches of rain in an hour.

Southern California is expected to be hit by rain Thursday evening, possibly causing problems for the evening commute.

Scattered showers are expected through the evening, with some clearing by the late-night hours.There is a 20% chance of showers Friday morning, with conditions clearing by the afternoon.

Thunder and lightning crackled over coastal areas Thursday morning.


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Photo: Lightning flashes Thursday morning in Santa Monica. Credit: KTLA News