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
Just about impassable: WB I-80 around Longview Dr./Watt Ave light rail station. pic.twitter.com/UvD82Yak5Y— News10 - California (@News10_CA) December 4, 2014
EB 80 At Hirschdale Nevado Co lane closed ax pic.twitter.com/itujJk7rKA— Melissa Crowley (@MelissaCrowley) December 4, 2014
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.
Here's a pic of Orchard flooding along Wyo Ave, east of Orland. Orchard draining into road. 1:05pm 12/3/2014 pic.twitter.com/iAabvL4t8X— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) December 3, 2014
4:30 PM FLASH FLOOD WARNING
The National Weather Service issues a flash flood warning for Nevada, El Dorado and Placer Counties late Tuesday afternoon until 7:15 p.m.
STO issues Flash Flood Warning for El Dorado, Nevada, Placer [CA] till 7:15 PM PST https://t.co/e0fHKwGzkJ— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) December 4, 2014
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.
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.