Wednesday’s incoming strong atmospheric river is the first Level 5 in the history of the ABC7 Storm Impact Scale. The NWS is saying this system will cause widespread flooding and damage. Expect two rounds of the Level 5 storm beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, January 4. Please see details below:
First Round: Warm Front
- Expected Arrival Time: Between 5am – 10am
- Expected Damages: Areas of moderate/heavy rain expected
Second Round: Cold Front
- Expected Arrival Time: Between 2pm – 9pm
- Expected Damages: Highest flood threat & damaging wind gusts of 50mph – 60mph+
Instructions: You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to act should flooding develop.