A storm system with a rich feed of moisture from the Pacific Ocean will bring significant rain and snow to the West, especially in California. Flash Flood Watches have been posted in portions of California, with the burn scar areas having the biggest concerns. Rainfall totals could approach 6″ in some areas by Wednesday.
Winter Storm Warnings have been issued in the Sierra Nevada and Tetons, with watches in the Rockies of Colorado. The highest elevations may see more than 3 feet of snow.
The low is pushing ashore now, bringing the first wave of moisture to the coastal areas. The system will slowly move eastward into Tuesday, spreading rain and snow throughout most of the west. Another system will bring more moisture later this week.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels