A fast-moving storm hits California a day after a deadly atmospheric river released
Angels – Just one day after a deadly weather storm moves out of California, extends eastward and impacts the Las Vegas area, where preparations are underway for Super Bowl LVIII, another storm will move into the Golden State with rain and additional snow.
This storm will be less severe than the one that just brought damaging wind gusts and heavy rain, but the FOX Prediction Center warned that additional precipitation from the incoming storm could slow ongoing cleanup efforts in the wake of the multi-day atmospheric river.
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Rain will begin to fall across Northern California during the day Wednesday as a new area of low pressure descends from the north.
The storm’s path from the north will cut off any connection to tropical moisture, so this will not be an atmospheric river, the Fox Forecast Center said.
A fast-moving storm system is expected to make landfall in Southern California by Wednesday evening, bringing more rain to the Los Angeles area after sunset.
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The good news is that the speed at which the storm will move and the lack of tropical moisture will limit rainfall totals.
This type of system usually does not cause flooding concerns. However, the ground remains saturated after record-breaking rainfall totals from the previous weather storm.
For this reason, rain from the upcoming storm may lead to additional flooding in areas that have experienced flash flooding over the past few days.
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There will also be additional snowfall at higher elevations in the Sierra Nevada, with some locations picking up several feet of fresh powder.
The FOX Forecast Center is forecasting about a foot of additional snow with some locally higher totals from this latest storm system.
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However, the end of the severe weather is near. Drier conditions are expected to return to the area on Thursday, the FOX Forecast Center said.