Periods of rain will move across the region through Sunday night. Central California will receive between 2 and 6 inches of rainfall while less than an inch of rainfall is expected over Southern California. There will be south to west winds of 15 to 30 mph across Central California through Sunday afternoon
***Heavy rain over Central California through the weekend. Windy in the northern deserts***
A deep low pressure area coupled with a moisture-laden jet stream will lead to heavy rainfall over the central part of the state during the next few days. The bulk of the precipitation looks to occur on Friday and again Sunday, with light showers, or drizzle, occurring between these two
main frontal passages. Today, expect intermittent light rain and drizzle before the next band of moderate to heavy rain moves into Central California Friday.
No rivers were at flood stage as of Thursday, but the current storm will last for several days, drenching the area with heavy rain and high winds.
Moderate flooding is expected by Sunday on California's Sacramento River above Bend Bridge and at Red Bluff Diversion Dam. Rainfall totals of 5 to 10 inches are possible through the weekend, and river levels throughout the region will likely remain high through Monday.
In Oregon, the Coquille River near Coquille will rise about a foot above flood stage Saturday and remain there at least through Monday. Other streams and rivers in Southwest Oregon will also rise and possibly flood.
precipitation amounts will be much lighter – up to an inch and a half will be possible along the south slopes of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties and the southern end of the Angeles N.F. A half inch may occur in Orange County and the San Bernardino N.F. with up to a quarter
of an inch in the Cleveland N.F. The precipitation will taper off in all but the far southern part of the state by Monday morning.
climbing back to near to slightly above normal readings. The tail end of a Pacific N.W. system may bring additional rain to Central California Thursday and cooler weather elsewhere.