National Weather Service
It was a cold, stormy weekend in Sacramento – the type of weather the region hasn’t often seen in the past few years.
The bulk of 2015’s first major storm will hit just after the Friday morning commute.
Officials have issued a dense fog advisory through late Friday morning for most of the valley.
Officials have issued a Dense Fog Advisory for the entire valley Wednesday morning.
Forecasters are saying with increasing confidence that California will continue to a good amount of rain in the coming months.
More rain is headed to California, but the two storms approaching the region aren’t packing the wallop delivered by a major storm last week.
Five different areas reported record amounts of rainfall after Thursday’s storm.
Large trees were no match for high winds and saturated ground this morning as they toppled onto property and led to power outages and traffic delays.
Northern California residents are bracing for a powerful storm that could be the biggest in five years and prompted the National Weather Service to issue a high wind and flash flood warning.
National drought experts say 99.7 percent of California remains in moderate drought or worse despite recent heavy rains.
Drenching storms moving across Northern California on Saturday were helping the state catch up on normal rainfall totals for the year, but forecasters stressed that one rainy weekend would barely move the needle on California’s three-year drought.
A series of storms heading toward Northern California could bring more rain to parts of the region in one weekend than they have seen so far this season.