A Flood Watch is in effect from Sunday evening through early Tuesday morning.
The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Flood Watch for interior northern California from Sunday evening, Feb. 19 through early Tuesday morning, Feb. 21.
An incoming strong storm system will bring a period of excessive rainfall to northern California. The combination of saturated ground, heavy rain, and snow melt will result in large amounts of runoff into rivers and streams.
Significant rises in rivers and streams draining from the mountains can be expected beginning Sunday night. Elsewhere, flooding of poor drainage areas and flood prone creeks and streams will be possible across the Sacramento and northern San Joaquin valleys.
Mud slides in areas of higher terrain are also possible, which could lead to road closures and significant travel delays.
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. Residents are urged to monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.
Multiple tree limbs and wires were down, along with some poles and full trees in scattered locations throughout the tri-city area of Oakdale, Riverbank and Escalon on Friday morning, with some power outages reported as well.