The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for areas including the North Bay interior valleys and mountains for Tuesday through Thursday.
Details of the Watch are as follows:
- High confidence that thresholds for debris flows will be met due to the amounts of rain forecasted for the following 2020 wildfire burn scars – this includes the Glass Fire area here locally, as well as areas previously impacted by the Meyers, Walbridge, Hennessey, Woodward, CZU, Carmel/River, and Dolan fires.
- For non-burn scar areas, there could be rapid ponding of water in urban areas, and low lying areas with poor drainage. We also cannot rule out slides or wash outs in areas of steep terrain.
- A moderate atmospheric river will impact the region Tuesday through Thursday bringing prolonged periods of moderate to heavy rain along with gusty south winds. The brunt of the storm is forecast to occur between Tuesday evening through Wednesday.
Visit srcity.org/BeRainReady and follow the preparedness guidance on that page, including making sure you are signed up for SoCoAlert and have a "go bag" ready. Monitor the weather for forecast updates and heed any local official orders.