Heavy Rain & Strong Winds This Weekend

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A storm system with a tropical tap into a dying typhoon in the west Pacific will hit our region beginning Saturday with the heaviest rain and strongest wind hitting the coast. While rain and wind will be increasing tomorrow, Sunday will be the big weather day as it comes to the rain and wind. Several watches and warnings are in effect including a Flood Watch, High Wind Warnings and Wind Advisories, for more on the locations and threats in these warnings head to the National Weather Service website.

Rain will arrive at the coast Saturday, mainly in the afternoon, increasing overnight into Sunday. Not all inland areas will see rain on Saturday but we will feel the winds with the strongest winds at the coast, ridges and east side with the strongest wind gusts up to 70mph on the east side and 90mph in the coast range! Add wind to that and we could see downed trees and power lines, rock and mudslides, localized flooding and rapid river rises. Since this system is tapping into tropical moisture snow levels will remain high with the only areas likely seeing rain to be the highest elevations like Mt. Shasta. Stay tuned to Newswatch12 for the latest on this strong storm system and stay safe this weekend.

Next week appears to be more quiet in a weather sense with warmer temperatures by the end of the week. Thanks for logging on and have a great weekend!

Meteorologist Megan Parry