River of Rain: Thursday’s storm expected to cause flooding, slides

A pair of ducks make their way along a flooded road Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Monte Rio, Calif. The latest in an onslaught of winter storms comes with blizzard warnings for the Sierra Nevada and a new round of flooding for Northern California river towns where thousands of people remained under evacuation advisory Tuesday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

(KRON) Thursday’s storm is expected to be as powerful as the one that rolled through the Bay Area Tuesday morning causing flooding and mudslides.

KRON4’s Weather Team has issued a StormTracker4 Weather Alert for Thursday. KRON4’s Chief Meteorologist Brittney Shipp says “Thursday we could see renewed flooding and strong winds.”

Shipp is tracking the next Atmospheric River which she says ” this storm which will bring 1 to 2 inches of rain again.”

 KRON4’s Weather Center includes interactive radar and an hour by hour forecast.

The National Weather Service tweet shows the Pineapple Express stretching across the Pacific Ocean.

KRON4’s James Fletcher  says “a couple of cold fronts will pass over the Bay Area Thursday clashing with a stream of moisture coming from Hawaii. The combination will trigger widespread rain with moderate to heavy downpours at times.”

The rain will last into Friday.

Rainfall amounts of 1.00″ to 3.00″ are expected in the North Bay especially across the coastal ranges while 0.25″ to 1.25″ amounts will be possible in most urban areas.

Expect rapid rises on area creeks/streams as well as low lying, poorly drained areas. Flooding will likely occur.

A Wind Advisory is in effect for Thursday as wind gusts up to 45 mph are expected to accompany the rain.

Showers will diminish Saturday morning with dry weather returning for the rest of the weekend and into next week.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s