Weather Forecast: Significant Rain & Wind Event
Redding, Chico & Red Bluff
Heavy rain and high winds will set up over the Northstate today through Sunday afternoon. Flooding, wind damage and mud slides will be a concern.
The next very powerful storm will move into the Northstate today. Heavy rain will stall over the Northstate through tomorrow morning.
Along with the rain the winds will continue to pick up out of the south. It appears the worst winds arrive by this evening and into the overnight period. In the northern half of the valley it is very possible some wind gusts could be over 60 mph.
Because of these strong, moist south winds, rain will begin to pile up in Central and Northern Shasta county. Areas with south facing slopes will help lift the moisture up, condense it and create more heavy rain.
Areas north of Redding should easily surpass 10-15" of rain through Sunday.
The other bullseye appears to be Eastern Butte and Western Plumas county. Where rainfall totals could approach 15-20" of rain!
Of course with all of this rain, flooding will be a huge concern in low lying areas. We will also have to be on the lookout for mud slides and trees being over topped in the winds with the saturated soils.
The next powerful storm arrives Saturday evening Saturday night. Where we will once again get a repeat of heavy rain and high winds out of the south.
By Sunday afternoon things begin to slowly relax.
Unfortunately in the last 12 hours forecast models have begun to shift back to a wetter pattern for the middle part of next week and beyond.
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