The first of three storms is scheduled to hit California Wednesday. The California Nevada River Forecast Center says the northwestern part of the state could receive as much as a foot of rain by the time the final storm passes through on Monday.
The center will keep an eye on water levels on the Russian, Klamath, Mad, and Eel Rivers.
The center's Alan Haynes says low snow levels and breaks between the storms will help those rivers avoid flooding.
"They're still running a little bit high, but not above flood stage," says Haynes. "But, they're expected to fluctuate down at Guerneville, which did flood with the last storm, it'll get up near its monitor stage."
National Weather Service Meteorologist Tom Dang says the Wednesday and Friday storms should be fairly mild for the Sacramento region. But, the forecast is unclear for Monday's storm.
"It looks like it could be potentially the wettest of the bunch, probably not as wet as last week see an inch or two of rain here in Sacramento with another three-to-five inches up in the mountains and higher snow levels with that one," says Dang.
Southern California is expected to receive between two and four inches of rain between tomorrow and Tuesday.