The National Weather Service says a strong Pacific storm is expected to continue moving into the region this morning. Forecasters are predicting the storm system will dump up to two-inches of rain in the Sacramento Valley and about six-inches possible in the higher elevations.
Johnnie Powell is a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Sacramento. He says the storm is bringing a lot of moisture from the Pacific Ocean.
“Actually they’re the remains of a super typhoon way on the other side of the Pacific that’s worked its way into Northern California.”
Besides heavy rain, the storm is also packing some powerful winds…with gusts up to 45 MPH. In the Sierra Nevada, forecasters say several feet of snow could fall on some of the higher peaks.