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Heavy Rain Possible for California Later This Week

31 Oct 2017, 9:46 am

It looks like an active weather pattern will start to take shape for the West Coast later this week.  A large trough of low pressure will be developing in the eastern Pacific by Thursday.  This will allow Pacific moisture to stream into California and as a cold front pushes through heavy showers will be possible.  Here is the very latest.

Weather Set-Up

Once this pattern sets up over the region some heavy showers will be likely.  Some parts of northern California could see several inches of rainfall.

Rainfall Potential

Some impressive rainfall totals are in the forecast for places like Sacramento, Eureka and Redding.  The higher elevations will have a chance for heavy snow as well.  Right now 1 to 3 inches of rainfall will be possible with about 2 to 4 inches of snow in the higher elevations.  This weather system is still very far out and the forecast definitely could change, but the rain chances are looking high for northern California.


The latest timing for this event will be late in the week and it could end up lasting until early Monday morning.  The timing of the heaviest rain will be Friday night and then again on Sunday night.

Keep an eye out for some flood watches or flood advisories that could be issued later this week.


Meteorologist Patrick Crawford

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