Nonstop Weather Alerts Issued As The Third Week Of Extreme Storms Hits California

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Kay Smythe News and Commentary Writer
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The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a series of weather alerts Sunday, warning California residents that a third week of extreme weather is heading for the state.

Heavy rain, wind and snow is set to hit the Golden State again Monday, with the weather events now appearing to cover the extent of the state, according to posts shared by the NWS. California has experienced back-to-back weeks of atmospheric river events and a bomb cyclone, reportedly causing at least one death and wreaking havoc on the state’s infrastructure in the Bay Area.

Scattered showers are expected to start Monday morning, with a strong storm system heading south down the California coast as the week continues, NWS reported. The system is said to be the most “potent” weather event in the state since the start of 2023, according to another NWS update.

Flood watches have been issued for part of Northern California, with the threat of flooding highest Tuesday as thunderstorms are expected to roll over burn scars from wildfires in 2022, NWS continued. (RELATED: Death Valley National Park Experiences Rare, Massive Flooding)

Damaging winds are anticipated to cause widespread power outages, down trees and lead to increasingly tough driving conditions, NWS reported, urging citizens to prepare if they have not already. Heavy snow is forecasted for Tuesday at elevations above 7,000 feet.