Atmospheric River Brings Rain And Risk To California Wednesday, January 16, 2019 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. Vehicles make their way along eastbound Interstate 80 near Soda Springs, Calif. Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. File / Rich Pedroncelli / AP An atmospheric river is expected to bring heavy precipitation to California, threatening residents with mudslides and other weather-related emergencies. Meanwhile, burn scars from last year’s historic wildfires mean some parts of the state will be especially vulnerable. We’ll hear from a panel of experts about what the weather system means and how officials are getting ready for its possible consequences.