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Rain, Snow Continue to Pound West Coast

10 Apr 2020, 6:00 am

Rain and snow has continued to lash the Southwest this week. A slow-moving area of low pressure will continue to pound portions of California, Nevada and the Four Corners states with more rain and mountain snowfall into this weekend. Several inches of rain has fallen, with snowfall accumulations above a foot.

Flash flood watches have been issued for much of southern California. Those include San Diego and Palm Springs.

Meanwhile in the mountains, snow totals could approach four or five feet this week by the time the storm winds down this weekend, and lower elevations could pick up several inches of rain from this storm system as well.

Winter weather alerts are in place for most of the higher elevations in southern California. This includes portions of the San Gabriel and Santa Monica Mountains.

The low responsible for all of this rain and snow will start to move east and out of the picture later this weekend, when the bulk of the storm’s energy moves more into the Four Corners. That should allow California to dry out and clean up from its heavy rain and mountain snow event. Nicer weather should be in store for most by the weekend.

Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on this active pattern across the West.

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Karissa is the Director of On-Air Operations at WeatherNation. Karissa grew up loving math and science, but really fell in love with Meteorology while attending the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. After two summers of storm chasing in the central plains, she knew that it was the career path for her. Standing in front of a thunderstorm and feeling the cool outflow knock her over was an e... Load Morexperience she will never forget. After two years at COD, she transferred to Metropolitan State University of Denver. Karissa graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Meteorology. Her high school and college speech and meteorology professors were extremely supportive and pushed her to succeed. Before joining the WeatherNation team, she previously worked as the Morning Meteorologist at KCAU-TV in Sioux City, Iowa and at WMBD-TV in Peoria, IL. She recently was part of a National Edward R. Murrow award winning team for breaking news for their coverage of the EF-4 tornado in Washington, Illinois. In her free time, Karissa enjoys cooking and trying new foods. She is a self proclaimed 'TV Junkie' who can get into just about any show. She is a die hard Chicago sports fan who loves attending professional sporting events.

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