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Northern California forecast: Weak weather system brings a chance of rain

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Rain chances return to Northern California this week with a weak weather system rolling through Friday morning and then another Sunday.

Friday’s rainfall amounts look meager with just a few hundredths for the Valley and less than an inch of snow for much of the Sierra above 4,000 feet.

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Abundant rain = good irrigation season

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Since the last storm system moved through the region, there’s one question on most everybody’s mind: “Is the drought over?”

Of course, the answer to that can vary, depending on who you ask. And regardless of the answer, you shouldn’t go back to 20-minute showers and watering your lawn every day. But if you’re asking the folks at Turlock Irrigation District, then, yeah, the drought is pretty much over.

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Stanislaus County pounded by wind, heavy rain. How long will flood advisory be in effect?

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The latest storm to spread across Northern California brought wind gusts Saturday morning to Modesto, followed by drenching rain in the afternoon and localized street flooding.

Winds gusting at 30 to 35 mph knocked down tree limbs across the city and other parts of Stanislaus County.

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As temps drop, warming centers open

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With more rain projected this weekend and overnight temperatures expected to dip into the low 30s next week, the county has opened designated warming zones across the county.

In Turlock, warming zones are open at the Roger K. Fall Transit Center, 1418 N. Golden State Blvd; the Turlock Public Library, 550 N. Minaret Ave.; and the Turlock Gospel Mission, 437 S. Broadway.

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Rain, speed a dangerous combination on Modesto area roads, resulting in several crashes

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Mother Nature made good on meteorologists’ predictions, dropping nearly three-quarters of an inch of rain in Modesto as of early afternoon Tuesday. Combined with what fell Monday, the area has received 0.69 inches, with more to come.

The wet roads, combined with speeding and other behavior unsafe given the conditions, contributed to several collisions on Election Day.

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California to see more spring snow, rain after dry winter

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More late-season snow and rain was predicted for California on Monday.

A dry start to the day was expected to give way to showers in the Central Valley and mountain snow by evening and continue into Tuesday, the National Weather Service’s Sacramento office said.

Four weeks into spring, winter weather advisories will be in effect Tuesday above 6,500 feet (1,981 meters) on the west slope of the northern Sierra Nevada and in the greater Lake Tahoe area.

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Heavy rains to remain off Southern California coast

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Another cold storm was headed to San Diego County late tonight and through Monday night, but heavy rain will remain offshore, and some light rain and mountain snow is possible on Monday, forecasters say.

A winter storm warning was likely to be discontinued later Sunday, the National Weather Service in San Diego said in a release issued at 9:36 a.m. "The models are beginning to gel regarding the track of the system dropping south off the coast,'' the weather service said.

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Southern California Storm Watch: More Snow, Rain Hamper The Big Return Home From Thanksgiving

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Getting back home after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend will be trouble no matter where in the country you’re coming in from.

Snow across the US is the big reason. By mid-morning, 1,300 flights into or out of the US have been delayed, with almost 700 canceled, according to FlightAware.com.

In Southern California, some areas are bracing for more snow or heavy rains.

One to three inches of snow are anticipated for Los Angeles County mountains, with as much as five inches possible for the Ventura County mountains. Big Bear Mountain in San Bernardino had four feet of snow as of Friday, with Highway 18 temporarily shut down until Saturday morning.

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