UPDATE (3:54pm): ABC7 reports that the westbound 10 Freeway at Peck Rd. is closed due to flooding.
A severe thunderstorm “capable of producing dime size hail” is on its way to the Baldwin Park area, according to the national weather service. A flash flood warning is also in effect for the storm, which is expected to move south at 10mph, and affect La Puente and West Covina as well.
Further ominous warning:
This is a dangerous storm. If you are in ts path…prepapre immediately for damaging winds, destructive hail… and deadly cloud to ground lightning.
Take shelter inside and away from windows. Full report after the jump…
AT 233 PM PDT… NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO INDICATE A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DIME SIZE HAIL. THIS STORM EXTENDED JUST NORTH OF INTERSTATE 10 AND EAST OF THE 605 FREEWAY…AFFECTING THE CITY OF BALDWIN PARK. IN ADDITION TO THE THREAT OF LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS…THIS STORM IS ALSO PRODUCING INTENSE RAINFALL RATES… WITH A FLASH FLOOD WARNING ALSO IN EFFECT. THIS STORM WILL CONTINUE TO DRIFT TOWARD THE SOUTH AT AROUND 10 MPH… AND WILL LIKELY AFFECT THE CITIES OF LA PUENTE AND WEST COVINA. THIS SEVERE STORM HAS ALREADY PRODUCED NUMEROUS REPORTS OF HAIL. IN ADDITION… THERE WAS A REPORT OF DOWNED POWER LINES IN AZUSA AT AROUND 215 PM.
THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH…PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS… DESTRUCTIVE HAIL… AND DEADLY CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER… PREFERABLY INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING BUT AWAY FROM WINDOWS.