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Flash Flood Watch, Wind Advisory: Another Storm In Store For Sacramento Region

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2:07 p.m.: The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for the areas affected by the Butte, American, King and Rim fires through Tuesday afternoon. 

Rainfalls are expected to be around 3 to 6 inches. Anyone living or traveling around the burned areas should be aware of possible flooding, rock and debris flows. There may also be road problems due to enhanced runoff. 

A wind advisory is in effect for the Sacramento area.

8:00 a.m.: The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a wind advisory for Monday's storm.

Meteorologist David Rowe says strong gusts could create some hazards.

"With a wind advisory, which is what we have posted right now, that's sustained winds of around 25 miles per hour and gusts up to 40 miles per hour or higher," says Rowe. "We've had several windy storms in the last couple of weeks that have brought down some of the vulnerable trees and power lines."

Rowe says the Sacramento region has about 60 percent of the average rain totals for this time of year, but some more storms, like the one over the weekend and another expected Wednesday and Thursday, could make a dent in the rain deficit.

7:32 a.m.: The National Weather Service in Sacramento is forecasting plenty of rain and snow Monday and Tuesday, followed by another storm Wednesday night and Thursday.

"It's looking like a good bet that some of the foothill areas will see some snow, like Grass Valley and Nevada City area may see several inches of snow, probably a foot or more for the higher elevations of the Sierra," says David Rowe, a meteorologist with the weather service.

Rowe says the weather service has also issued a wind advisory, with gusts up to 40 miles an hour Monday.

Original Post: Another small storm brought scattered showers to the Sacramento region over the weekend. 

David Rowe with the National Weather Service says a bigger storm is passing over the area Monday and Tuesday.

"Here in Sacramento we're looking at about an inch or so in downtown Sacramento," says Rowe. "Some of the eastern foothill areas may see up to two inches or so."

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory Monday, with gusts up to 40 miles an hour.

Another storm is expected to hit the region Wednesday night and Thursday, when forecasters expect mostly rain in the foothills as snow levels rise.

-Capital Public Radio Staff

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