There's a chance of thunderstorms and heavy showers in parts of Riverside County later today, forecasters said.
Unstable weather continues with residual monsoonal moisture from Monday's wet weather in the inland valleys, mountains and deserts, according to the National Weather Service.
Rainfall totals from Monday included 0.03 in Riverside, 0.28 in Lake Elsinore, 0.31 inches in Corona, 0.82 in Hemet, 0.24 in Temecula, 0.43 in Gilman Hot Springs, 0.59 in Beaumont, 0.83 in Pine Cove, 0.92 in Keenwild, 0.63 in Vista Grande and 0.83 on Toro Peak.
Today's thunderstorms and heavy showers are forecast in the mountains and deserts this afternoon and early evening, according to the Weather Service.
There is a chance of rain locally in Southwest Riverside County today, but nothing like what’s been pummeling other areas.
An overnight storm in the Coachella Valley sent water cascading into some neighborhoods Tuesday, flooding four homes and some roads in Mecca and a residence in Thermal.
The flooding was reported about 3:30 a.m. in the 91000 block of Fifth and Sixth streets in Mecca, and a few hours later at a residence on Avenue 69 in Thermal, Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Jody Hagemann reported. There were no injuries, and firefighters helped sandbag flooded areas, Hagemann said.
The California Highway Patrol reported closures in Mecca on Pierce Street from 66th to 70th avenues, Hammond Road from Third Street to 66th Avenue and Lincoln Street at 66th.
The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for south-central Riverside County, in effect today through 12:15 p.m. According to the NWS, the Mecca area received more than 5 inches of rain and was expected to remain flooded through late morning. The NWS cautioned people to avoid driving in flooded areas. --City News Service contributed to this story.