A portion of Northern California, including the Northern San Joaquin Valley, Carquinez Strait and Delta, Sacramento Valley, Motherlode, Mountains of Southwestern Shasta County to Western Colusa County and Northeast Foothills of the Sacramento Valley remains under a flood watch through early Sunday morning, Jan. 15.
National Weather Service forecasters in Sacramento noted that excessive rainfall predicted for the area throughout the day on Saturday, Jan. 14 will bring the potential for flooding; the watch went into effect at 10 a.m. Saturday and continues through 7 a.m. Sunday.
Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Creeks and streams may rise out of their banks. Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas. Low-water crossings may be flooded.
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Residents should 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.
Winds are also forecast to be from the south at 15 to 30 mph with gusts of up to 40 to 50 mph possible in the watch area. Outdoor objects should be secured and those that need to drive are advised to use extreme caution.