The Golden State is starting the new work week with the lingering impacts of a monster California rain storm that has disrupted life across the region over the last few days. Millions of Californians are at risk of this powerful storm system that is being fueled by an atmospheric river hovering over the West.
Here is the latest on this dangerous California storm news as it evolves across the state and other parts of the western U.S.
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It was a messy weekend for California as an impactful storm system delivered strong winds, heavy rain, and mountain snow to the state. The weather maker came ashore on Saturday and is still lingering into the beginning of the new week.
An area of low pressure pushed a surge of moisture from the coastal area of California farther inland on Sunday, enveloping the bulk of the state and into Nevada, Oregon, and Idaho.
Residents across this part of the West Coast should be prepared for rapidly changing conditions on Monday with the potential of flash flooding, landslides, powerful winds, mountain snow, and widespread power outages. As of late Sunday, over 500,000 Californians were without power. The greatest number of power outages was in Sacramento County.
A number of major metropolitan areas are dealing with the impacts of this far-reaching storm. This includes Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Las Vegas.