Thunderstorms Expected on Sunday and Monday

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Thunderstorms Expected on Sunday and Monday
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Source: National Weather Service

A low pressure system near the Bay Area will shift southward Friday night, forming a cutoff low near Point Conception Saturday. As the low moves further south through Sunday, it will draw monsoon moisture into the area from the southeast initiating thunderstorm chances across the area Sunday through Monday.

A slight chance of thunderstorms will affect Los Angeles and Ventura Counties Sunday morning, with scattered showers and thunderstorms spreading across Southwest California Sunday afternoon through late Sunday evening. Late Sunday night into early Monday the showers and thunderstorms will shift north of Point Conception, the moving to eastern sections of the area Monday afternoon and evening. 

At this time, the models are showing significant moisture and strong instability moving over the area, with a potential of strong thunderstorms forming Sunday afternoon through Sunday night. The storms may be strong enough to produce wind gusts over 50 mph, hail, heavy downpours, and flash flooding. The flash flood risk will be highest over the foothills and mountains, and around recent burn areas. In addition, dangerous cloud to ground lightning will be possible over both land and ocean areas. 

Stay tuned to the latest forecasts, especially if you are planning on camping or hiking on Sunday. Remember to never drive through flooded roadways and seek shelter indoors or in a hard top vehicle
if you hear thunder.

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