We have another very active week ahead. Another atmospheric river is moving onshore which will bring another round of heavy rain with snow levels rising from near Lake Tahoe to as high as the 8,000’ elevation Tuesday afternoon. As a result, there is an Areal Flood Watch posted for both the valleys and the lower mountain regions through Tuesday into early Wednesday morning. Most mainstem rivers should see some rises, but are not expected to flood at this time, but local streams and drainages could see some flooding, and any flood protections left over from last month’s flooding should probably be left in place just to be safe. Valley temperatures could reach 60 degrees Tuesday. The rivers that are likely to be impacted the greatest are the Susan, Pit and Feather rivers, while valley streams like Steamboat and Galena Creeks should be monitored carefully.
Rain and snow ease up a bit on Wednesday before another potentially wet and warm storm moves in Thursday and Friday with similar temperatures and snow levels.
Things finally begin to dry out as we head into the weekend, with cooler temperatures and mostly sunny skies under a building high pressure ridge. I’m sure I speak for many when I say “Yes!”