By Renee Duff AccuWeather meteorologist
May 16, 2019, 1:39:30 AM EDT
California and surrounding states are getting soaked through Thursday with a major storm. Many cities could double or trip in the snow
Everything from rain and thunderstorms to wind and mountain snow will make for slower-than-normal travel, ruined outdoor plans and an increased risk rain, thunderstorms soaking in San Francisco to San Diego
"This is a heavy rainfall and flooding in the United States. normally a dry month, "received AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Jack Boston.
Rain began overspreading the northern portions of the state at midweek. San Francisco picked up a month on Wednesday alone as 0.42 of an inch fell. The average rainfall for May is 0.47 of an inch.
Some rainfall totals over the past 24 hours, now impressive over the coastal mountains.
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A widespread of 1-3 inches of rainfall will be possible with AccuWeather Local StormMax ™ of 5 inches of the Foothills of the Sierra Nevada and Northern California Coastal Range
These amounts of rainfall are extremely out of the ordinary.
"One Bull's-eye of the Rainy Rainfall in the Foothills of the Sacramento Valley eastward into the Sierra, "received AccuWeather Meteorologist and western US blogger Brian Thompson
"The Northern California coast is another spot of hit hard," Thompson added.
Over an inch of rain could fall around the San Francisco subway through Thursday, with 0.50 to 1 inch possible in Los Angeles and up to 0.50 in.
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"Travel will turn slippery with many delays on the roadways
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" There can be some isolated thunderstorms that produce small hail, "Thompson said. Gusty winds can also be
Rain soaks Northern California early Thursday morning, May 16, 2019 (AccuWeather Interactive Radar)
The rain and locally severe thunderstorm threat will spread in the south on Friday.
Motorists should be especially cautious during the Thursday evening commute around Las
Even in the absence of heavy thunderstorms, Gusty Winds Being Striped by the Storm from California to Nevada, Arizona and Utah
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Snow to bury high terrain, the desert. lead to difficult travel
Enough cold air will plunge in with the heavy snow to pile up over the high country of the Sierra, including I-80's Donner Pass.
Snow levels will lower to 5,000 -6,000 feet by Thursday night, according to Boston.
The worst traveling conditions are expected to occur at 7,000 feet. 19659006]
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