Storm timeline: Atmospheric river set to slam CA Friday, causing flood threats

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Monday, March 6, 2023
Storm timeline: Atmospheric river set to slam CA Friday
An atmospheric river is headed toward California, and while details on timing and amounts are still unclear, it could cause flood threats.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Monday is another unsettled day as sunshine will be mixing with showers at times. Any shower has the potential for brief hail.

LIVE: Track rain in San Francisco Bay Area with Live Doppler 7

The best chance for rain is before 10 a.m. this morning and then after 3 p.m. this afternoon. This is a Level 1 on the SIS.

We are also monitoring Friday closely as an atmospheric river looks to slam into California. The details on timing and amounts still need to be ironed out.

VIDEO: Sierra reaching record snow pack; more flurries expected in Lake Tahoe area

The Sierra is reaching record snow pack levels as more snow is expected in the Lake Tahoe area.

We do know this is a 'warm storm' meaning high snow levels above 8,000 ft.

Flooding could be a threat locally, but the concern is for the Sierra where heavy rain and snow melt could create river flooding.

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