Flood watch for Sacramento this week

Flood watch for Sacramento this week

Heavy rains are expected in the Sacramento area this week as a series of storms hits the area. The foothills are expected to receive between 4-9 inches of rain. 
The National Weather Service has issued the following warning for the area. Valid Until 4:00a.m., Fri, December 16 PST

Additional rainfall Tuesday through Thursday 
A couple more pacific waves will impact interior northern california tuesday through thursday with potentially heavy precipitation. Snow levels will begin over mid-slopes of the sierra nevada tuesday before increasing to near pass levels on wednesday. As snow levels climb, some snow melt is quite possible due to rainfall and warmer temperatures. Finally snow levels will drop below pass levels by late thursday.
Flood watch in effect from late monday night through thursday night

the national weather service in sacramento has issued a
Flood watch for a portion of northern california including the following burney basin , / eastern shasta county, central sacramento valley, clear lake/southern lake county, motherlode, mountains southwestern shasta county to northern lake county, northeast foothills/sacramento valley, northern sacramento valley, northern san joaquin valley, shasta lake area / northern shasta county, southern sacramento valley, west slope northern sierra nevada and western plumas county/lassen park.
From late monday night through late thursday night
Heaviest precipitation mainly southward of interstate 80 on tuesday and expanding northward wednesday and thursday
Mountains and foothills: a total 4 to 9 inches of precipitation is possible with the heaviest totals over the western slopes of the sierra nevada. This is in addition to the 3 to 8 inches that fell friday and saturday over the same area.
Northern and eastern central valley: a total of 1 to 3 inches possible. This is in addition to the 0.5 to 1.5 inches that fell friday and saturday.

Roadway and small stream and river flooding possible over mountains and northern and eastern central valley. Potential material flow from 2014 king fire and 2015 butte fire and lake county burn areas.

A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Counties Affected
Tuolumne, Calaveras, El Dorado, Butte, Solano, Plumas, Placer, Tehama, Amador, Yuba, Lassen, Nevada, Sutter, Yolo, Colusa, Lake, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Sacramento, Shasta, Glenn

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