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More pics of hail in Elk Grove

More pics of hail in Elk Grove

Elk Grove resident Tom Ohlrich sent in these photos after a hail storm in the city just after 6 p.m. Wednesday. He said the hail covered his backyard and front walkway to his home.

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Cosumnes Fire Department offers flood preparation tips

Cosumnes Fire Department offers flood preparation tips

ELK GROVE - With the Sacramento region’s series of ongoing spring storms, the Cosumnes Fire Department (CFD), which serves Elk Grove, Galt and southern Sacramento County, has issued the following tips adapted from the Centers for Disease Control, Cal Fire and the California Department of Health for dealing with potential area flooding.

The CFD is especially sensitive to potential flooding because the Cosumnes River, as the last major river in California without dam-provided flood control, runs through its service territory.

Preparation:
· Plan and practice a flood evacuation route with your family. Ask an out-of-state relative or friend to be the family contact in case family members are separated. Make sure everyone in the family has the contact information.
· Post emergency phone numbers at every phone.
· Inform local authorities about any special needs with, for example, elderly or bedridden people or anyone with a disability.

Hail storm in Elk Grove

Hail storm in Elk Grove

Local residents Elaine Briggs and Sheila Gustavson sent in these photos of a brief hail storm in Elk Grove Wednesday afternoon.

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Windy, wet weather here through tomorrow

Windy, wet weather here through tomorrow

We'll be dealing with rain and wind all day Wednesday. Flooding worries persist through at least late Thursday.

News10 Meteorologist Monica Woods said a cold front is moving through Northern California Wednesday with strong winds early in the day. A Wind Advisory is in effect through 3 p.m. with wind gusts between 45-50 mph.

A Flood Watch remains in effect through Thursday with heavy rain and strong winds expected for the next two days.
Woods said thunderstorms are expected Wednesday afternoon after the passage of the cold front. Some clearing is possible and with just little daytime heating we may see some small hail.

Small streams and rivers will be on the rise across the area. Those living along or near these places will need to pay close attention to rising water levels and heed any warnings which may be issued.

Winds will be very strong Thursday with the second more powerful cold front moving through. Expect winds gusts to 60 mph.

Enjoy the sunshine; rain returns Saturday

Enjoy the sunshine; rain returns Saturday

A real feel of Spring is in the air to wrap up the work and school week. Friday will be mostly sunny with highs in the upper 60s by the afternoon, according to News10 meteorologist Monica Woods.

The nice weather will not last as another storm sweeps in from the Pacific by late Saturday and Sunday.

This next storm will bring more rain showers to the Valley by about 9 p.m. and it will also bring very high snow levels for the Sierra. By Sunday snow levels may be as high as 7000 feet...although there will likely be rain in a good portion of the Sierra major flooding is NOT expected at this time.

The snowpack is capable of absorbing several inches of rain before flooding would become a threat, and several inches of rain are not in the weekend forecast.

Woods said rain will linger in the forecast through Monday.

Stormy weather expected until Sunday

Stormy weather expected until Sunday

Windy and rainy weather rolled through the Valley Thursday afternoon as mountain snow continues to fly. Highs in the valleys will only be near 50, according to News10 Meteorologist Mellisa Paul.

Widespread rain is making for a very damp Thursday. Brief periods of moderate to heavy rain are causing urban flooding issues near the Bay. In addition to the rain, winds are blowing strong. Valley areas are getting gusty and the Sierra will have winds approaching 65 mph, said Paul.

A Wind Advisory has been issued until 6 p.m. in the North San Joaquin Valley. South winds may gust up to 45 mph.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 10 p.m. Friday above 2,000 feet. Another 4 feet of snow could accumulate above 7,000 feet.

Cold winds, rain expected through Friday

Cold winds, rain expected through Friday

It's only going to get colder! News10 meteorologist Monica Woods said a powerful cold front is just offshore getting ready to move through the area Tuesday afternoon. Expect strong winds and heavy rain later in the day.

A Wind Advisory is in place for the Valley until 6 p.m. with gusts up to 45 mph.

Valley highs will be near 60 Tuesday then drop to the 50s Wednesday. The cold front will also create an unstable atmosphere on Wednesday with a chance of Valley thunderstorms. Some of those storms could contain some small hail.

Rain showers will continue on and off through Thursday and Friday. Most areas will see up to 1-2" of rain by Friday.