Flash flood and wind advisory issued

A wind advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service from now until 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

From the NWS:

Southerly winds will strengthen in advance of a cold front that will move through southwest California later tonight and Tuesday morning. There will be 60 to 70 mph gusts in the LA and Ventura mountains as well. These winds along with the snow are handled by a winter storm warning.

Southeast to south winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph will develop later this evening and continue through midday Tuesday.

In addition, a flash flood warning has also been issued by the NWS until Tuesday evening:

While the recent burn areas are most threatened and should be emphasized, flash flooding is possible nearly anywhere in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles Counties.

A cold front will interact with a plume of subtropical moisture and will bring a period of widespread moderate to heavy rainfall to the region tonight through Tuesday. Behind the front, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms will continue through Tuesday evening. Rainfall rates between one half and one inch per hour are possible during the peak of the storm. Such rain rates are capable of producing flash flooding. Recent burn areas will be especially vulnerable where dangerous mud and debris flows are possible.

Need a sandbag?

The city offers 10 free sandbags per address per year. Sandbags are distributed from the Public Works facility located at 917 East Grand Avenue, Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. You can contact the Public Works department at 626.308.2825 during business hours to check on availability.