A flood advisory for small streams and urban areas is in effect through the afternoon and evening hours for the Northstate valley floor and foothills.
We continue to see a line of thunderstorms developing and redeveloping just west and north west of Redding extending diagonally all the way up to Modoc county.
This line will continue to drop heavy rain, high winds and frequent lightning.
We’re expecting isolated showers through most of the day today and with scattered thunderstorms, giving many of us a much needed break from the steady rain. The winds will be a little weaker but still blowing from the south at 15 to 25 mph with gusts between 30 and 35 mph.
We expect more of the same on Saturday with showers increasing throughout the day. The third and final storm in this series will be arriving Saturday night into early Sunday morning. This is expected to be the strongest storm with the heaviest amount of rain and wind gusts possibly in the 60 mph range in the valley. We should be prepared for more flooding and power outages as this last storm moves through.
By Sunday afternoon and Monday the rain and wind should be out of here with yet more rain in the forecast Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. The storms next week won’t be nearly as impressive