Most of the state of California could experience significant flooding this week as an atmospheric river bringing heavy rains arrives Sunday and will continue into Monday.
Another set of atmospheric river storms will bring even more rain and damaging wind to the Golden State later in the week.
The National Weather Service issued an ominous warning for the next few days saying there was a “direct threat to life and property” from the storms.
Expect “widespread flooding, damaging winds, and dangerous marine conditions” the agency also said, telling residents to stay current with forecast updates given the severity of what was to come.
The atmospheric river storms come after a deadly bomb cyclone produced heavy rain, massive flooding, debris flows, damaging winds, and large waves in the state last week.
The FBT Forecast Office is also calling for heavy rain and strong winds which will move into northern California and southern Oregon over the weekend and will continue through the day on Sunday. Rainfall between 3” to 6” (7.5 cm to 15 cm) is likely during the day with higher amounts locally.
This storm will wind down late Sunday but it will be followed by a far more severe atmospheric river storm at the start of the week.
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