As portions of the Southeast, Texas, and southern California heeded flash flood warnings in the midst of heavy rainfall, hazardous weather conditions affected areas across the nation.
Extreme flash flooding caused by the weather swept away vehicles and declared an emergency in San Diego.
In the aftermath of the heavy rains, the National Weather Service issued a flood warning for portions of central and southern Texas as well as Los Angeles County.
National Weather Service forecasts indicate that the lower Mississippi Valley and portions of the southern United States will be hit by thunderstorms through Wednesday, brought on by moisture and instability from the Gulf of Mexico.
Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas, as well as the northwest Gulf coast and the mid-South, might experience flash floods this week due to the predicted 4 to 8 inches of rain.
The states that are most likely to get heavy rainfall this week include Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Louisiana. Storms that could produce damaging winds of up to 70 mph are expected to roll down the Gulf Coast on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to AccuWeather.
On Monday, San Diego County was struck by severe flash floods, which caused morning commute chaos as roads were barricaded and power was turned off due to the torrential rains.
A state of emergency was announced by San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria following a warning from the National Weather Service that flash floods could persist until 9 p.m. that same night.
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