Rain from Southern California storm not enough to ease the state’s drought.
February might not have been a drought-buster, but it did bring above-average rainfall to the Sacramento region.
The first wave of a powerful Pacific storm spread rain and snow early Friday through much of California, where communities endangered by a wildfire just weeks ago now faced the threat of mud and debris flows.
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With round one of the storm over, there are a few lingering showers in the valley this morning. Skies will clear this afternoon, with rain and snow in the foothills and mountains tapering off as well.
The first few drops of rain are coming through the Valley, but expect to have a very rainy drive home come the afternoon hours.
A couple of rounds of wet weather is ahead. But, Tuesday will be a quiet, pleasant day.
First batch of storms to hit Wednesday
Meteorologists forecast a pair of storms 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 endured its driest year in recorded history.
Rain fell in the Sierra along parts of Interstate 80 on Saturday. But at the summit, the heavy rain finally turned to snow.
The storm has brought flooding and damage to parts of the valley. CBS13 went out to some local places where were seeing the heaviest amount of rain.
While the much-needed rain helpful in resolving the drought situation, it’s causing problems for motorists on the streets this weekend.