More Weather Problems For California with Flooding and High Wind Concerns Feb 16, 2017

A plethora of weather problems are ahead for California once again as another storm system crashes into the West Coast. Flooding rains, heavy snow, and strong winds are all possible late tonight into Saturday. Travel issues and power outages may occur in the hardest hit areas. Rainfall totals of 3″ to 6″ are likely, with the heaviest expected in Southern California.

As the surge of energy and moisture rushes ashore tomorrow, rainfall records are possible. Flash Flood Watches have been issued over much of California due to the threat of heavy rain falling on an over-saturated ground. Advisories extend into the Pacific Northwest.

As the low increases in intensity as it moves into the coast, strong winds are a concern. Gusts above 50 mph could cause power outages and create traffic delays with falling trees and debris on roadways.

Heavy snow is possible in portions of the Sierra Nevada and Santa Monica Range, with up to 2 feet in the highest mountain peaks. Winter Storm Warning have been issued as snow levels drop to 6000 feet.

The intense low pressure center will drive into the coast late tonight. The heaviest surge of moisture is likely Friday morning, with scattered areas of rain and snow into Saturday.

Moisture will continue to stream into California with another system likely to move into the state early next week. Computer forecast models are once again showing an active “pineapple express” to bring more flooding concerns to the region.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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