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.
High winds and saturated ground caused a tree in Sacramento to fall down, barely missing homes.
California offices to reduce water use by 20 percent to help alleviate drought.
Drought-stricken California is getting some help from the weather, although forecasters say the rain and snow will not be enough to make up for one of the driest rainy seasons so far.
There is plenty of cloud cover leading in through the coast, but the rain won’t start later until later in the day on Wednesday. Cold air is starting to build up ahead of the rain.
Gov. Jerry Brown is meeting with water managers from across Southern California as the state grapples with extreme drought conditions.
The valley is finally getting a splash of winter moisture. It’s the first sight of rain in weeks. After 52 days of dry conditions, rain has officially landed in the valley. But despite the rain, some are still concerned.
Yes, it’s all about the waiting this morning. Showers won’t be entering our area from the north until about noon today, with the heaviest valley/foothills rain and Sierra snow still expected to fall overnight tonight into Thursday morning.