California Cities Rise in Positivity Rates

California cities are experiencing a rise in positivity rates. The weather forecast is looking positive for this weekend, with low temperatures and light rain predicted. This article will discuss the timing of the coming storm, as well as information on wind warnings and flood warnings issued by the National Weather Service.

The upcoming storm will reach California’s coast by Saturday morning. It is expected to bring heavy rainfall, with rainfall rates of up to an inch and a half per hour in some places. According to the National Weather Service, this could result in flooding and debris flows. The NWS also states that these rains will decrease the risk of wildfires, which have plagued California this year.

The NWS has issued a wind warning for areas that will be affected by the storm, including San Francisco and Santa Cruz. Winds could reach up to 50 miles per hour near sea level and 70-80 miles per hour at high elevations. This is expected to cause dangerous driving conditions for those on the roads, with periods of gusty winds and low visibility.

However, this will also help dissipate some of the heavy rainfall coming down on these cities.

Mark Jackson, an engineer with the National Weather Service, says that “this weekend’s storm is expected to bring record-breaking rainfall to California”. This year has had one of the wettest winters in recent memory, and it looks like we’ll be able to add one more record to that list.

Emergency Management officials in many areas of California have issued recommendations including preparedness and evacuations. It is always advised to check with your local federal, state, or county agencies before heading out for the weekend. This includes:

The NWS has issued a flood warning for southern Santa Cruz County. Emergency Management officials have also advised those in the area to be prepared for possible flooding of small creeks and streams as well as roadways, including Highway 1.

NWS has issued a flood warning for south-central Sonoma County near Santa Rosa. Emergency Management officials have also advised those in the area to be prepared for possible road closures.

NWS has issued a flood warning for southwestern San Benito County near Tres Pinos, Hollister, and Paicines. Emergency Management officials have also advised those in the area to be prepared for possible road closures along Mockingbird Hill Road between Cerro Noroeste Highway 1 and Highway 25.

NWS has issued a flood warning for western Contra Costa County near Lafayette, Walnut Creek, and Pleasant Hill. Emergency Management officials have also advised those in the area to be prepared for possible road closures along Highway 24 between Moraga Way and Loveridge Road.

NWS has issued a flood warning for southwestern Sacramento County near Elk Grove. Emergency Management officials have also advised those in the area to be prepared for possible road closures along Highway 99 between Costa Avenue and Bond Road, as well as along Highway 160 between Wilton Boulevard and Calvine Road.

NWS has issued a flood warning for northern San Joaquin County near Cisco Grove. Emergency Management officials have also advised those in the area to be prepared for possible road closures along SR-120 between El Portal and Standard Road, as well as between Beasore Road and Quail Hollow.

NWS has issued a flood warning for northern Solano County near Cordelia. Emergency Management officials have also advised those in the area to be prepared for possible road closures along Highway 12 between Todd Valley Road and Putah Creek Road, as well as between I-505 and Epley Road.

NWS has issued a flood warning for eastern Santa Clara County near San Martin. Emergency Management officials have also advised those in the area to be prepared for possible road closures along Tesla Road between Uvas Creek Parkway and Dry Creek Road.