Torrential rain soaked the West Coast over the weekend, and little will change for Californians today.
The heaviest rain today will take aim at Southern California. Later today into tonight, the steady, soaking rain will reach inland through southern Utah.
This weekend's rainfall will go down in the record books for several locations in the Golden State.
On Sunday alone, Bishop, Calif., was inundated by 3.33 inches of rain, becoming the wettest December day ever recorded at that location, besting the record of 2.67 inches from Dec. 22, 1982. On top of smashing records, the past two-days worth of rain in Bishop is also equivalent to 62 percent of the average rainfall that the town typically can expect in an entire year.
Los Angeles was drenched by more than 4 inches of rain in the past few days, which is double the amount of rain that the city typically receives in the entire month of December. The storm-soaked city will not get a break from the action, with another 2 to 4 inches of rain possible in the area through tonight.
Those heading back to work today in Southern California will face slow commutes. The rain combined with spray from other vehicles will significantly reduce visibility, while water ponding on roadways will increase the risk of hydroplaning at highway speeds.
Flood waters and debris swept over numerous roads in California on Sunday. With copious amounts of rain expected again today, the threat of flash flooding will persist.
Mudslides will be another danger in the water-logged region, with recent wildfire burn areas especially susceptible to giving way. CNN reports that a minor mudslide in Placer County closed a lane of Interstate 80 on Sunday.
Travel nightmares could also unfold at several of the major West Coast airports, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas. Flight delays and cancellations will be possible through tonight as the rain pours down.
Meanwhile, mountain snow will continue to pile up in the Sierra Nevada, with another foot or two likely in spots through tonight. As the storm reaches across the Intermountain West, the snow will also expand into the central Rockies, where several inches of snow can be expected.
More storms are in line to strike the Southwest in the coming days, allowing the stormy weather to persist for much of the week.
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A tropical disturbance will sweep across Florida and the Bahamas with enhanced downpours and rough surf into the middle of the week.
On Monday, Aug. 21, the event that millions have anticipated will unfold when the moon passes directly in front of the sun.
Tropical Rainstorm Harvey will continue to track toward Central America with heavy rainfall, gusty thunderstorms and dangerous seas early this week. Harvey could regenerate over the next several days.
Heat and humidity surging from the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley into the Northeast will be the key ingredients for severe weather to develop Tuesday and Tuesday night.
A bout of locally heavy rain will impact northern and western areas of the United Kingdom Sunday night into Tuesday as moisture from Gert crosses the British Isles.
The government of Portugal has issued a state of public calamity as wildfires continue to burn across the country ahead of a weekend heat wave.
In addition to Harvey, two additional tropical features are being monitored in the Atlantic basin but rapid development is unlikely at this time.
A renewed threat for severe weather and flooding will emerge over the midwestern United States into Monday night.