The West Coast is in for a period of unsettled weather as a series of storms take aim at the region starting this week. Read on for the details about the timing and anticipated impacts of these cross-country storms.
First Storm Will Arrive to the West Coast by Late Tuesday
Forecasters are warning that the next 10 days will see multiple storm systems move across the country, starting on the West Coast. These storms will deliver a number of significant impacts including flooding downpours, snow for the higher terrains, and crashing waves.
When will the first storm system arrive? The forecast is predicting that the first weather maker will move across the coastal areas of the Pacific Northwest and into Northern California beginning on Tuesday. The moisture will spread from north to south into Wednesday.
The snow will be welcomed with open arms in the Sierra Nevada. Snow accumulation has been trending on the lighter side for many of the region's ski resorts this winter. However, the parade of storms will raise the risk of flooding and mudslides.
The first system is predicted to produce bands of moderate to heavy rainfall for a number of the most populated cities in California, including San Francisco and Los Angeles. Gusty winds will also be an issue with the mid-week storm.