A strengthening low pressure system that currently matches the low pressure reading of a category 3 hurricane is moving into our region today.
The storm is set to mainly impact portions of Northern California with heavy rain and winds. This storm is also expected to bring high winds to the local area by this afternoon and into Thursday afternoon.
Damaging winds are expected Wednesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon. Wind gusts between 70 and 75 mph possible in the most exposed locations. These winds could blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Make sure to secure loose objects in yards and patios.
Downed trees and power outages are expected in some areas with the highest winds. Because the ground is saturated trees will be more likely to be blown over with this wind making storm. In areas of Northern California mudslides and other storm damage along with some localized flooding is possible. Higher elevation snow is also expected, mainly in northern parts of California.