Water levels are extremely high on area rivers, creeks, and streams. Heavy rainfall below 4,000 feet could cause flooding or worsen ongoing flooding today into Wednesday night. The heaviest rainfall is expected this afternoon and this evening.
There is a marginal risk of excessive rainfall in the Sierra Nevada foothills, eastern San Joaquin Valley, and Kern County mountains, which could lead to flooding or worsen ongoing flooding. The heaviest rainfall is expected this afternoon and this evening.
A strong storm system will impact Central California today through Wednesday night, resulting in heavy rainfall at times in the Sierra Nevada foothills and San Joaquin Valley. Extreme winter storm impacts are expected in the Sierra Nevada. The majority of this precipitation will fall this afternoon and this evening.
Extreme winter storm impacts are expected in the Sierra Nevada due to blowing snow, snow load, and snow amounts up to six feet today into Wednesday night. Travel is not advised.
A few strong thunderstorms are possible throughout Central California from 1 PM PDT this afternoon until 8 PM PDT this evening. Small hail and wind gusts near 45 miles per hour are a couple of hazards associated with strong thunderstorms. In addition to dangerous cloud to ground lightning strikes, any thunderstorm can produce intense rainfall rates, leading to localized flooding.