Rain and Snow: What to expect next with NorCal’s winter storm

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First came damaging winds that knocked out power to hundreds of thousands and crashed trees on streets and homes across Northern California. Rain and snow are set to follow as the storm continues its churn across the region.

Here’s what you can expect for the next phase of the storm.

Now that we are in the Atmospheric River portion of this weather event, rain and snow will be concentrated in some of KCRA 3’s viewing areas, while others will see modest amounts.

All signs point to the heaviest rain and snow being in a line from the Santa Cruz Mountains to Bear Valley on Highway 4 in the Sierra. The coastal mountains will see more than 10 inches of rain.

For KCRA 3 viewers, Modesto and Turlock will be seeing the most rain in the next 36 hours. Sonora might see 3 to 4 inches of additional rain. From Stockton to Marysville, expect on and off rain Wednesday night and Thursday, with additional amounts of up to an inch. It does not look like streams and creeks will be severely impacted.

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