SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The triple digit temperatures of our extended summer are already in the rear view mirror, and experts are recommending that residents prepare this weekend for the cold storm that is expected to arrive early next week.READ MORE: Fire Breaks Out At Home In Ceres
After a cooling weekend, weather forecasts predict that the first storm of the fall will arrive on Monday, possibly resulting in a glut of clogged gutters and downed trees if residents are caught off guard by the early start to the wet season.
Two waves of moisture are expected to roll in from the Pacific Ocean through Wednesday, which could bring rain, wind and even snow to parts of the Sierra at least 6,000 feet above sea level.READ MORE: FAA Clears Some Commercial Planes For Low-Visibility Landings After Warning 5G Could Interfere With Instruments
It’s unclear which parts of the Sacramento region will see the worst of the storm, but some areas could see as much as a quarter inch of rain from the first storm system and even more from the second.
Rainfall could lead to expensive damage from clogged gutters, and Gutter Doctors employee Roland Dekeyser said residents should either spend time over the weekend checking their gutters and downspouts themselves — your hands are actually the best tools for the job — or spend the money to have someone else take care of it.
On a typical house, gutters cost “about 130, 140 [dollars] to clean, compared to thousands of dollars in wood damage,” Dekeyser said.MORE NEWS: Investigation Continues After Homeowner Shot In N. Highlands