Extreme Flooding

A month’s worth of rain could hit the Los Angeles area over 2 days, AccuWeather forecasts. Paradise CA, decimated by previous wildfires, could get upwards of 8 inches of rain. Increasing frequency and size.

A month’s worth of rain could hit the Los Angeles area over 2 days, AccuWeather forecasts. Paradise CA, hit by previous wildfires, could get upwards of 8 inches of rain.

kyle.elliott. AccuWeather•January 15, 2019

Following one round of rain and mountain snow on into Tuesday, an even larger storm system will further raise the risk of flooding, mudslides and avalanches from Wednesday into Thursday.

Los Angeles received over an inch of rain from Monday’s storm, and San Diego picked up nearly 0.50 of an inch of rain.

The Los Angeles basin could receive 2-4 inches of rain beginning Wednesday night and lasting into Thursday night that AccuWeather meteorologists are forecasting, bringing the potential total up to 5 inches. The average rainfall for that area in January is 3.12 inches.

Areas north of Los Angeles could get 4 to 8 inches of rain, while less populated areas around Paradise – so hard hit by the wildfires – could receive more than 8 inches of rain.

With several inches of additional rainfall expected and many more feet of snow on tap across the Sierra Nevada Wednesday afternoon through Thursday, the threat of flooding, mudslides and avalanches will continue to ramp up through the end of the week.

Major winter storm approaches California

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