An atmospheric river will bring a 'high risk' for flooding to California
Another atmospheric river is set to bring flooding to California Tuesday and continuing into Wednesday.
The additional heavy rain, paired with the already saturated soils, and continued snowmelt will create a high risk for flooding in parts of California that could lead to "catastrophic flooding" according to NWS Weather Prediction Center.
Atmospheric river key takeaways
The biggest impacts from the atmospheric river will arrive Tuesday continuing into early Wednesday as the moisture moves onshore. Heavy rain will be the biggest concern with a couple to several inches of rain falling from Los Angeles County north. The foothills communities will see 3-6 inches of rain with isolated higher amounts favoring the southwest-facing slopes of the foothills and mountains. Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento can expect 1-3 inches of rain with 3/4 - 1 1/4 inch for San Diego. The snow level will be above 8,000 feet in southern California and 7,000 feet in the Sierras where feet of snow are expected for the highest peaks.
As mentioned, with the additional heavy rain, there's a high risk of flooding, landslides, and mudslides.
Tuesday flood risk
Never cross a road covered by water. If you live in an area that's recently seen flooding or heavy rain, please be aware of your surroundings and be ready to move to higher ground.