While the hose has been temporarily turned off for the weekend, expect the jet stream to deliver more moisture to California next week in the form of… YOU GUESSED IT– an Atmospheric River.
While details and snowfall amounts are far from certain this far out, models are indicating a shift towards warm, wet weather next week that could bring back flood danger and high elevation snowfall for the Sierra.
“Heads up! Another atmospheric river storm is possible next week. Details are uncertain this far out but the system could bring heavy rainfall, higher snow levels, gusty winds, and renewed flooding concerns.” – NWS Sacramento
In the meantime, sunny skies are forecasted to grace the California skies this weekend and state officials are urging residents to clean up from the recent storms before preparing for what could be a second round of potentially dangerous storms.
National Weather Service Statement
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TUESDAY THROUGH AT LEAST THE END OF THE WEEK…IN ADDITION TO MOUNTAIN SNOW AND POTENTIALLY STRONG HIGH ELEVATION WIND GUSTS. THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY PRECIPITATION AND FLOODING EXISTS AS WELL…ALTHOUGH THE DETAILS REGARDING THE MAGNITUDE OF THESE HAZARDS REMAIN SOMEWHAT UNCERTAIN AT THIS TIME.
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