A storm system will bring periods of heavy rain to the region Thanksgiving Day into Friday. Could we record the heaviest rainfall on Thanksgiving Day in Eureka since 1950? It’s possible! pic.twitter.com/Lslk0SvUQU— NWS Eureka (@NWSEureka) November 19, 2018
Rain will return to the northwest California this week. The first system comes late Tuesday night through Wednesday morning. Showers and thunderstorms are expected behind this first system These showers will end Wednesday night. This break will be brief as the next system brings more rain starting midday on Thursday. Flash flooding is possible on the burn scars in eastern Trinity and eastern Mendocino counties. Snow levels will be over 5,000 feet for these systems. For details on your location visit www.weather.gov/eka and search for your zip code.
Ocean and coastal thunderstorms will be possible Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning. Any thunderstorm that develops will be capable of producing cloud to ground or ocean lightning, heavy rain, and gusty winds. Remember when thunder roars, go indoors!
Potentially heavy rainfall and strong south winds are forecast to develop Thursday afternoon and persist through Friday. Rainfall totals from 2 to 4 inches will be likely, with locally higher amounts occurring across west facing mountain and ridge slopes. River flooding is not expected. However, heavy rainfall may cause
small streams and low-lying urban areas to flood.