The National Weather Service has issued an Areal Flood Watch, on December 9th, at 1:12 PM for the counties of Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lake, Lassen, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehema, Tuolumne, Yolo and Yuba, from Wednesday evening through Friday evening.
Rainfall amounts are expected to reach 2 to 4 inches in the valley, 3 to 6 inches in the foothills and mountains. Snow levels will lower to around 4500 ft on Friday.
Periods of heavy rain over recent burn scars could cause debris flow and flash flooding.
The National Weather Service asks individuals to take precautionary and preparedness actions.Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.
Additionally the National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning, on December 9th at 1:01 PM for the areas of Stocton, Sacramento, Modesto, Chico, Reading, Burney, Grass Valley, Jackson, Lakeport, Alder Springs and Paradise, in effect from 9:00 PM Wednesday to 2:00 PM on Thursday.
Southeast winds are expected to produce 30 to 45 MPH, with gusts 60 to 70 MPH.
Strong winds, and wet grounds can cause downed trees, and power lines causing widespread power outages and property damage.