CALIFORNIA. Twin storms to douse parched cities, crops. Meteorologists forecast a pair of storms that could dump several inches of rain on parched cities and croplands throughout California in the coming week, bringing welcome news to a state that has just ...
Twin storms to douse parched California
Twin storms to douse parched cities, crops
Although the rain won’t be enough to end the drought, the National Weather Service projected Sunday that the precipitation could nearly double the amount of rainfall in parts of Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area this year.
By Saturday, the twin Pacific storms are expected to bring as much as two inches of rain to the coast and several feet of snow to the Sierra Nevada.
The first storm, on Wednesday, won’t offer much relief, just light overnight rains heading into Thursday. By Friday, radar images show that the second storm should drench the entire state for 24 hours.
The heavy rains are likely to lead to flash flooding and runoff, carrying mud, trees and debris in areas burned in recent fires, such as the Colby fire, near Glendora.
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