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Flash Flood Warnings Issued For Sacramento, Placer, Nevada And El Dorado Counties

Photo Courtesy Nick Monacelli / News 10

Westbound I-80 in the Longview Drive/Watt Avenue Light Rail Station area was nearly impassible Wednesday evening.

Photo Courtesy Nick Monacelli / News 10

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UPDATE: Dec. 4, 6:40 AM - The flood advisory for Sacramento County is in effect until 7:15 a.m.

UPDATE 5:50 PM - New photos added

News10 Story: Streets flooded after downpours; Flash Flood Warning 'til 8 p.m.


UPDATE 5:25 PM The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Sacramento, El Dorado and Placer Counties.  Many local roads are under several inches of water including Interstate 80 at Watt Avenue.

The Weather Service says it is expecting an additional inch-and-a-half of rain before 8 pm tonight.

Areas included in the warning include Greenwood, Shingle Springs, Rescue, Pilot Hill, Orangevale, Natomas, Lotus, Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Cool and Cameron Park.

Highways, underpasses, and low-lying areas are at particular risk. The National Weather Service urges you to refrain from attempting to cross flood waters by car or by foot.




The National Weather Service issues a flash flood warning for Nevada, El Dorado and Placer Counties late Tuesday afternoon until 7:15 p.m.


ORIGINAL STORY 4:05 PM - A warm Pacific storm continues to bring rain throughout California.

In Sacramento, flooded streets and heavy rain meant another slow commute this morning.

National Weather Service forecasters say Sacramento is close to totaling 2 inches of rain from the storm.


Upper Yosemite Fall is flowing at full force due to recent storm activity in the Yosemite area. Most of the park’s waterfalls are flowing rapidly after being completely dry for several months. All roads leading into Yosemite Valley are open. Photo courtesy NPS.

In Yosemite National Park, where Yosemite Falls had dried to a trickle, the waterfall is flowing freely again.

In Southern California, more than eight inches of rain fell at Yucaipa Ridge in the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles.

Despite the storm's scale, forecasters say it would take many more similar storms to pull California out of a three-year drought.

The rain is expected to last through tomorrow.


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Ed Joyce

Former All Things Considered Anchor & Reporter

Ed Joyce is a former reporter and All Things Considered news anchor at Capital Public Radio. Ed is a veteran journalist with experience in a variety of news positions across all media platforms, including radio, television, web and print.   Read Full Bio