VICTOR VALLEY, CALIF:(VVNG.com)- Victor Valley residents are excited to finally see the onset of what may be the highly anticipated El Nino conditions that have been predicted. After years of drought, the area is in desperate need of the heavy rains. Due to the long-time drought conditions the ground is less able to absorb heavy rainfalls which can lead to flooding.
The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Flash Flood Watch for areas below 4500 feet through early Thursday morning. Rain is expected to continue from Wednesday night to Thursday morning. Heavy rainfall, according to the NWS can produce flash flooding and debris flow.
Rainfall is expected until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday night and due to break until about midnight. Rain is expected to return from midnight until 6:00 a.m. then dry out to become mostly cloudy throughout the day on Thursday. Overnight temperatures are expected to drop to around 31 degrees with Thursday daytime highs of about 44 degrees.
Drivers are reminded to “turn around don’t drown” by the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office. Drivers are reminded that if flood waters rise around your vehicle you should abandon your vehicle and move to higher ground. As little as 6 inches of water can cause the loss of control or stalling of your vehicle and 2 feet of water can cause a higher profile vehicle, like a SUV to float.