California faces a new storm as it recovers from recent atmospheric river

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As an atmospheric river that led to widespread flooding flowed eastward, California continued to experience wet and miserable weather on Sunday. At the same time, a new storm threatened to bring another round of rain, snow, and gusty winds as early as Monday.

According to the National Weather Service, the upcoming storm system could worsen the severe flooding that has already affected many areas of California in recent days.

This flooding caused evacuations and a levee failure on Saturday in farming communities located near the state’s central coast, the Associated Press reported.

According to forecasters, the upcoming storm is not likely to bring as much rain as the previous one, but they have cautioned that there could still be significant flooding in low-lying areas due to more precipitation and the melting of snow in creeks and streams.

“Definitely prepare for some more flooding impacts. The ground is very saturated. We’re already seeing some impacts from some light amounts,” National Weather Service forecaster Eleanor Dhuyvetter said, as reported by the AP.

Written by staff