According to CBS News, a powerful winter storm is currently affecting Southern California, bringing heavy rain, snow, and strong winds. The storm has created the potential for “life-threatening” flooding in Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara Counties.
A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for most areas in Los Angeles County until 10 p.m. on Friday.
The National Weather Service has also issued a Marine Warning off the Ventura County Coast lasting until 9 p.m. tonight.
The storm is creating the conditions for a possible water spout or weak tornado at this time.
The areas under this warning include Burbank, Griffith Park, Universal City, North Hollywood, Pasadena, Hollywood, Downtown Los Angeles, Van Nuys, Beverly Hills, Alhambra, Encino, Northridge, Santa Clarita, Chatsworth, Woodland Hills, Whittier, West Covina and San Dimas.
Los Angeles County residents living near mountains will be subject to a winter storm warning from 7 p.m. Tuesday evening until 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon with up to five inches of snow falling by Wednesday night.
Some winds may reach gusts up to 75 miles per hour.