The calm before the storm today, lots of rain moving in for the rest of the week.
Partly cloudy skies will stick around for today as the storm system is still off the coast. We’ll see the sun throughout most of the day, with temps peaking in the low to mid 60’s in the valley. The clouds will start to increase throughout the day, eventually becoming overcast by night.
What was an overcast Tuesday night will become a heavy rain Wednesday morning. The rain will only last for about 6 hours, but we will pick up about ½-3/4 of an inch of rain over those 6 hours. Localized street flooding will be a real possibility with this initial system in addition to gusty winds. Winds will peak around noon and will drop off quickly in the afternoon when the front passes. From there we get a break overnight Wednesday into very early Thursday morning, but when the sun rises, it will rise over steady rain across the NorthState.
Rain hangs around through Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The heaviest bands will move through overnight Thursday into Friday and Saturday into Sunday. These bands could see upwards of 2 inches of rain each with Saturday and Sunday receiving up to 6 inches over the course of the weekend. The danger with the storm on Saturday and Sunday is we’re expecting strong winds in addition to the heavy rain. That could uproot and/or topple trees due to the oversaturated soil from 5+ inches of rain over the course of the week. We could also see debris flows and mudslides caused by the torrential rains, mostly focused in the large burn scarred areas such as the Ponderosa and Reading fires.
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