The Start of 2018 Could Bring Much Needed Rain to California
The rainy season in California has been anything but rainy so far this year but 2018 may resolve that rain less situation. So far this rainy season the weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean and the western U.S. has favored the northwest part of the country with plenty of moisture leaving California dry.
Many models are hinting at a pattern change that could direct more rain and snow to California next week and next weekend.
The National Weather Service in Sacramento California posted this graphic about that possible pattern shift for the first week of 2018.
Long range forecast models are indicating a better chance of rain for southern California mid week through next weekend.
While rain and snow is welcomed across the Golden State the massive burn scars from the wildfires of 2017 could be at risk of flooding and mudslides with possible heavy rain expected.