Calif. storm brings flood, thunderstorm dangers

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Posted: Oct 19, 2010 11:38 PM
Calif. storm brings flood, thunderstorm dangers

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Los Angeles County as rain continues to pound Southern California.

The National Weather Service says a storm capable of quarter-sized hail, winds over 60 mph and dangerous lightning is passing over the Palmdale area Tuesday night.

To the south, Long Beach saw more than a half-inch of rainfall Tuesday, easily surpassing a 31-year-old record.

Heavy rains also are making roads and streams dangerous in San Diego and Orange counties.

The San Diego Union-Tribune says more than 2 inches of rain fell on parts of San Diego County in what has become the wettest October since 2004, and a drenched Interstate 15 was shut down for several hours because of a big-rig crash.