Families in Southern California have once again found themselves bracing for floods and destructive weather, with another weekend of rainstorms predicted to sweep across the region. The new storm, forming an atmospheric river, is expected to hit Northern California before moving down the state, delivering heavy rainfall and strong winds. The areas in and around Sacramento are expected to face the brunt of the storm, with flash flood warnings already in place.
As of now, the storm has gained steam and is gathering moisture as it heads towards Lake Tahoe. The Tahoe Daily Tribune reported that the storm is expected to bring significant snowfall to the surrounding mountains, which in turn could increase the risk of avalanches. The storm is also predicted to bring thunderstorms, raising concerns over additional flooding and potential road closures.
Many areas in Southern California are still grappling with the aftermath of the last round of storms, which caused mudslides and debris flows that destroyed homes and left dozens of people stranded. The authorities have urged residents in affected areas to take precautions, including sandbagging and avoiding flood-prone areas.
Despite the threats posed by the new storm, some people are speaking out in support of the rain. LAist reported that the state needs the precipitation amid a worsening drought, and some residents have expressed gratitude for the rain’s arrival. Regardless of individual viewpoints, all Californians are encouraged to stay informed and stay safe as the storm approaches.