Tornado warning issued for LA, Orange County

A tornado warning was issued through 2pm today in parts of Southern California, including Los Angeles and Orange County.

“If you hear it roar, get indoors,” one weather expert said to media regarding the warnings:

“It’s a fast mover with gusty winds behind it, so it should be out of the area before midnight,” said Stuart Seto, a weather specialist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard. Authorities are urging caution during the afternoon commute, when the brunt of today’s storm is expected to hit. They are also warning people to stay inside during the lightning and thunder.

No tornadoes have been confirmed thus far. There have been scattered reports of broken glass, minor street flooding, and even some tipped over SUVs as the wind and rain sweeps through the area. Rain is expected to continue “on and off” throughout into the evening in areas including the cities of Anaheim, Fullerton, Irvine, Santa Ana, Seal Beach and Huntington Beach.