California Expected To Face Life-Threatening Floods

California is preparing for potentially “life-threatening” rains and floods this weekend.

The National Weather Service predicts heavy rainfall in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles from Sunday morning to Monday evening.

Rainfall estimates range from 3 to 6 inches, reaching 6 to 12 inches in mountains and foothills.

NWS Urges Caution

High wind warnings and surf advisories are in place. With urban areas, roads, and burn scars at risk, the NWS urges caution.

This follows record rainfall, prompting San Diego’s mayor to declare a state of emergency.

California saw a similar pattern last year when a series of brutal atmospheric rivers drenched the state.

Severe Flooding Expected

The National Weather Service warns of unprecedented rainfall starting late Saturday and persisting through for several days.

Central coastal areas may see flooding with over 5 inches, especially in the Santa Cruz mountains and Big Sur.

Authorities have issued wind advisories and high wind warnings to almost the entire state of California.

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