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Weather Service Advisories Issued For Region

Two different weather watches have been enacted by the US National Weather Service out of Sacramento, posted for the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

A flood watch is in effect from Saturday evening, Oct. 23 through Monday afternoon, Oct. 25. The flood watch continues for a portion of northern California, including the following areas: Carquinez Strait and Delta and Northern San Joaquin Valley. Periods of moderate to heavy rain are expected late Saturday night through Monday. Residents are advised to monitor forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

The predicted periods of heavy rain could bring potential ash and debris flows over recent burn scar areas. Potential rainfall rates will be over a half inch per hour. Snow levels will be high, decreasing late Sunday night to around 6000 feet. Long duration moderate to heavy rain may lead to urban and small stream flooding during this time.

Also, a wind advisory is in effect from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24.

The advisory area includes the Northern Sacramento Valley, Central Sacramento Valley, Southern Sacramento Valley, Carquinez Strait and Delta, Northern San Joaquin Valley and Northeast Foothills/Sacramento Valley counties.

South winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph are expected.

The gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Also, it is recommended to secure outdoor objects.