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Potential bomb cyclone heading for the West

Another string of storms is targeting the region again this week after a record-breaking storm that brought significant rain, flooding and snow to the west.

The first of a series of storms will hit the region Monday, bringing more rain and snow up and down the West Coast. A stronger storm continues midweek, and weather models suggest it could become a bomb cyclone, a rapidly intensifying storm.

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For most areas, precipitation from the system on Monday will typically be less than an inch, with up to 6 inches of snow on the mountains, according to the FOX Forecast Center.

FOX Weather meteorologist Britta Merwin said: “Weather-wise, it’s not too bad, especially given the conditions over the weekend.” It’s what happens on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.”

More rain is expected in California on Wednesday.
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This stormy parade works like matches lighting the fuel of a river of warm, moist air, a river of air. This is a particular atmospheric river that originates near Hawaii and soaks the west coast. Think of it as a narrow pipeline of moisture originating from the tropics.

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Atmospheric river storms are bringing record amounts of rain and snow across California, even before the Christmas holidays. Additional heavy rains could lead to more flooding and landslides on Wednesday when the next system moves into the area.

Heavy rain is expected up and down the West Coast, from the Los Angeles area north to Eugene, Oregon and parts of the Washington state coast.

“The next time you really need to focus is Wednesday, Thursday and Friday,” Merwin said. “Look at the heavy yellow rain. This is he three to five inches of rain. But as you go up into the foothills, the precipitation is even higher and the potential for flooding is higher.” increase. “

Rain forecast for the next 7 days.
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By the time a series of storms pass over the weekend, many areas could see a few more inches of rain on top of the rain that fell across the region over the weekend.

An additional 3 to 5 inches of rain is expected in the San Francisco area, which had the second wettest New Year’s Eve on record.

Even the Los Angeles area could get several inches of rain by the time the storm system makes it through.

“There’s been a lot of focus on the Sacramento Valley, the Bay Area, and the San Joaquin Valley, but LA get ready,” Merwin said. “It started raining on the way. It will start raining on Thursday morning.”

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More snow is expected in the mountains and higher elevations this week.
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Rain is expected at lower elevations in the west, but snow is expected at higher elevations.

Some of the Sierra Nevada’s highest peaks could see an additional two to three feet of snow by Friday when the storm system passes.

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