ORANGE COUNTY, CA — Orange County residents, be aware: the National Weather Service issued a Flood and Wind Watch Advisory across the county through Tuesday night as rain, thunderstorms and high winds hit the region.

The High Wind Advisory was issued Monday and will be in effect until 4 p.m. Tuesday. Orange County residents can expect winds ranging from 25 to 40 miles per hour to begin Monday night and continue into Tuesday, the National Weather Service said.

In addition to wind, residents can expect a slight chance of thunderstorms on Monday night, with locally heavy rainfall possible.

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On Tuesday, Orange County residents can expect much of the same, with thunderstorms and rain predicted to last until Tuesday evening.

The predicted rainfall prompted National Weather Service officials to issue a flood watch throughout Orange County from late Monday night through Tuesday evening.

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“A strong Pacific storm will bring an extended period of moderate to heavy rainfall,” NWS officials said. “Excessive rainfall rates are likely over the San Bernardino County mountains where flooding and debris flows are most likely late tonight.”

The conditions were expected to clear by Wednesday morning, NWS said.

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