Widespread rain is expected to develop overnight through Wednesday as an area of low pressure heads our direction and pulls tropical moisture from the atmospheric river, bringing the possibility of thunder in the county.
Monday will overall be pleasant with increasing clouds as the weather pattern changes to include the rain. It’s going to be a warm weather system and due to the tropical moisture, we may get thunder.
You won’t need an umbrella just yet -- the showers are expected to develop overnight Monday into Tuesday, and last through Wednesday, according to NBC 7 meteorologist Sheena Parveen. Drivers should, however, anticipate rain during the Tuesday morning commute and drive slowly on the road.
Localized flooding is possible on the roads, according to the National Weather Service. In cases of flooding, drivers are urged to turn around and avoid impacted areas to prevent from drowning.
The coast and inland communities can expect up to 1.75 inches of rain, mountain areas up to 2 inches of rain and deserts up to 1.5 inches of rain. Mountain communities shouldn’t expect a lot of snow since only altitudes over 7,000-feet will be affected.
In preparation of the storm, some public entities will be passing out free sandbags to help protect properties. Click here to see where you can get a bag.
SeaWorld said Monday it would close its doors to customers due to the incoming storm, but anticipated reopening on Wednesday.