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    California rain: Atmospheric river to bring heavy showers to Central Valley, snow to Sierra Nevada this week – Fresno, California

    Fresno, California 2021-10-21 01:48:53 –

    Fresno, CA (KFSN)-A series of storms have moved to California since Wednesday, causing rain in the northern part of the state.

    In Central California, showers began to rain in the North Valley early Wednesday morning. ABC30 meteorologist Madeline Evans said there will be showers in the area for the next three days.

    look: ABC30 Accuweather Forecast Today

    Fresno County and South Valley, on the other hand, remain dry with a mixture of sun and clouds from Wednesday to Saturday.

    From Sunday afternoon, an atmospheric river will move to this area. The ABC30 Accuweather team issued an Accuweather alert on Monday due to heavy rains and strong winds.

    What is an atmospheric river?

    According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), rivers in the atmosphere are “columns of condensed water vapor” that move through the atmosphere and cool, producing large amounts of rain and snow. NOAA states that strong atmospheric rivers can cause floods and landslides.

    Heavy rain and snow are expected

    Extensive rain is expected throughout the Central Valley from Sunday afternoon to Tuesday morning. Continuous showers can cause flood problems and the possibility of mud and rockslides in the area of ​​the burn scar.

    According to Hanford’s National Meteorological Service, the Sierra Nevada Mountains can snow 2-4 feet above 9,000 feet.

    In addition to rain, strong gusts can occur in the western part of the Central Valley on Sunday afternoons and early Mondays, according to NWS Hanford.

    (Note: ABC30’s Accuweather team will continue to track the storm and provide updates throughout the rest of the week. See the video player above for the latest updates).

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