California weather: Rain and snow to return this week

March 9, 2016 11:20 AM |

ca-storm-rainy1After a short break in rain and snow during this week for California, storms are set to make a comeback over the region in Thursday and Friday.

The rain, severe thunderstorms and mountain snow that affected California this past weekend will move eastwards over central US this week.

A weak weather system will cause some showers across northern California, Washington and Oregon on Tuesday night into Wednesday.

However, a more potent storm system will start affecting from Thursday onwards. This will enable the rain and mountain snow to occur further south in California during Thursday night into Friday. There will be enough rain to cause another round of mudslides and flash flooding also causing travel disruptions across the region.

Maximum amount of rain from this storm system later this week will be experienced across northern and central California, with upto 75 mm of rain expected. The storm could cause upto three feet of snow across northern Sierra Nevada, this will be helpful in alleviating the spring summer drought conditions in the region.

Even stronger and bigger storms are to follow the abovesaid storm from Sunday to Tuesday next week. This storm will bring heavy rainfall across southern California including Los Angeles and San Diego.

This stormy pattern with some short breaks is likely to continue throughout March. The maximum amount of mountain snow and rain from these storms will be experienced across northern and central California.

Storms will become less frequent in April, but rain and mountain snow will still be above normal across northern and central California, as well as parts of the northwest.

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