Eye-popping satellite photo shows Tropical Storm Kay over Southern California on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2018. The National Weather Service in Oxnard has issued a storm warning for the area near Ventura, Oxnard, Cerritos-La Habra, and North Hollywood-Burbank.
A storm warning issued by the National Weather Service in Oxnard has called on coastal residents to be on the alert in connection with a large storm system that’s expected to make landfall in Southern California on Monday.
As of Monday morning, the storm warning has been expanded to encompass Ventura, Oxnard, Cerritos, La Habra and North Hollywood-Burbank.
The storm system was first spotted late Friday along the coast south of the Ventura County city of Oxnard, and the weather service upgraded the warning Sunday evening to include the entire state of California.
The National Weather Service in Oxnard on Monday afternoon issued the storm warning for the San Fernando Valley, and extended the warning to include the Ventura County city of Ventura.
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On Monday morning, the storm system was stretching from the coast to the mountains of Ventura County. A separate advisory issued by the National Weather Service in Oxnard on Monday morning called for the entire state of California to brace for heavy rain and wind.
The storm system will move west-northwest over the next week and continue to approach the state from the south. Officials have issued a red flag warning in Ventura and around Oxnard.
The National Weather Service said the storm could get as much as 30 inches of rain as it moves over the state.
As a result of the storm system, the water levels along the San Joaquin River and its tributaries are expected to be significantly higher than normal.
The National Weather Service in Oxnard, however, said the rain will not likely cause flooding. Flooding would be limited to parts of the mountains, the California Department of Transportation said on Sunday.
The NWS said the storm could make landfall on Monday in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, California. By Tuesday, the system will continue westward.
The NWS has asked residents in