According to the National Weather Service, storms are still making their way into California and are forecast to deliver moderate to heavy rain and snow to the northern area of the state.
The bad weather is expected to continue from Wednesday to Friday and will mostly impact places with higher elevations. In these locations, significant amounts of precipitation might lead to runoff and considerable flooding in rivers, which would cause fast flooding.
The amount of snowfall that accumulates close to the Sierra Nevada mountain range might be anything between one and three feet. Regions in California, Nevada, southern Oregon, and the northwest corner of Arizona may anticipate experiencing gusty gusts.
The Northern Rockies and Great Basin will see highs in the 30s and 40s while most of California will see highs in the 50s, according to the agency.
“High temperatures will continue to be below average for much of the West Tuesday-Wednesday, with highs in the 30s and 40s for the Northern Rockies/Great Basin and the 50s for most of California,” the agency said.
There is a possibility that some of those highs may tie or perhaps surpass the record for the highest temperature on certain days.
This winter, California has been hammered by a barrage of storms, including 12 atmospheric rivers, which have resulted in the need for evacuations, as well as rising rivers and collapsed levees. There have been snow accumulations of more than 55 feet in several areas of the Sierra Nevada.
Even while the high rainfall has helped ease California’s drought, it has not been sufficient to completely reverse the state’s decades-long water shortfall.
On Tuesday, the governor of California, Gavin Newsom, asked the president to declare a major disaster in order to deliver relief to the towns that have been impacted by the storms.
On the other hand, quasi-stationary fronts, also known as almost stationary fronts, are forecasted to arrive in the Southeast early on Wednesday morning. These fronts are likely to bring with them thunderstorms and rain that might accumulate at a rate of one to two inches per hour. Because of the recent abundance of precipitation, there is an increased possibility of flash flooding throughout the Gulf Coast.