The National Weather Service at 4:45 p.m. Sunday issued a severe thunderstorm warning for east central Los Angeles County.
The service’s Doppler radar indicates the storm may be capable of producing nickel-sized hail and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph.
At the time the announcement was issued, the storm was 21 miles northeast of Sierra Madre and traveling southwest at five miles per hour.
The weather service warns, “This is a dangerous storm. If you are in its path, prepare immediately for damaging wind, destrictive hail and deadly cloud-to-ground lightning.”
It also suggests people outside move to a shelter, preferably inside a strong building, but away from windows.