(KTXL) — Moderate to heavy rain will again fall on California, including the Sacramento area, through the weekend, bringing concerns about flooding.
The National Weather Service Sacramento expects the heaviest rainfall to happen on Saturday and stop around Sunday morning. There are concerns about trees falling as wind gusts return and soil remains saturated.
A Flood Watch is in effect for Saturday from 10 a.m. until 7 a.m. Sunday. The rain will likely return on Sunday night into Monday morning.
“Flooding of roadways, urban areas, rivers, creeks, and streams are possible,” the NWS said.
In the mountains, heavy snowfall will happen on Friday, severely affecting traffic. Near-zero visibility conditions are expected, along with road closures; travel to the Sierra is not advised.
Sacramento saw a brief respite from severe weather this week after a series of storms since Dec. 27.
According to Caltrans District 10, Highway 99 is closed in both directions from Peltier Road to Turner Road near Acampo due to flooding.
Caltrans said around 11 a.m. the northbound lanes were closed at Turner Road. Around 5:30 p.m. both lanes closed.
There is no estimated time the roads will reopen.
An evacuation warning has been issued in Modesto east of S 9th Street and west of Avon Street between the Tuolumne River and River Road.
The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office has issued a mandatory evacuation order for Arbor Mobile Home Park in Acampo, in San Joaquin County, due to flooding.
South Sacramento California Highway Patrol said people were safely removed from two cars stuck in water on Twin Cities Road.
CHP said the road is impassable at Clay Station Road and is being shut down.
Caltrans District 10 said Stockton is experiencing flooding on Interstate 5 South near the March Lane offramp, I-5 South near West Alpine Avenue and State Route 99 near both Waterloo and Cherokee Road.
The National Weather Service confirmed on Sunday that on Saturday a weak tornado touched down briefly in southern Sacramento County.
The NWS said that the tornado was brief, continuing for about two minutes and traveling 0.3 miles, with a width of about 50 yards and had max winds of 80 miles per hour, the NWS said.
The Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services lifted its evacuation order for residents in Wilton. However, an evacuation warning is still in place for Wilton, Rancho Murieta, Herald and Dillard Road.
The Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services upgraded a previously issued evacuation warning to an evacuation order for the Wilton area.
The agency said the evacuation order area includes “Highway 16 and Grantline West to Highway 99, South to Valensin, and North East to Dillard and Highway 16.”
Sacramento County OES said that the Chabolla Center located at 600 Chabolla Avenue in Galt, is open as an evacuation center to residents.
OES also provided a map showing the area covered by the evacuation order.
The Stanislaus County Office of Emergency Services issued an evacuation order for the “Rural Patterson area East of Elm Avenue between Del Puerto Creek & Fig Avenue along the San Joaquin River.”
The county provided a map showing the area for which the evacuation order applied.
Sacramento County Office of Emergency issued an evacuation warning for “the Wilton, Rancho Murieta, Herald, Dillard Road and immediate surrounding areas.”
The agency said that flooding is “likely to occur late tonight” and that residents and their pets and livestock should start preparing to evacuate.
The area under the warning extends from Highway 99 south of Elk Grove northeast towards Jackson Highway, along Dillard Road. The area was one of the hardest hit by flooding over the New Year’s weekend and has been issued different evacuation orders and warnings as storms hit California in the last three weeks.
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office said that Mosquito Ridge Road near Mile 7 is “shut down due to erosion from all the runoff the area has received due to the storm.”
The Vacaville Police Department said the city is experiencing flooding at “various locations” but that there are currently no road closures or evacuations related to flooding.
Police said that Vacaville Public Work employees are working to clear debris and standing water.
Police also said the city sandbag lot at Irene Larsen Park has been restocked with sand and bags.
SMUD’s outage map shows more than 15,000 customers are without power in the Sacramento area.
More than two-thirds of affected customers are in the neighborhoods around the Sacramento Executive Airport.
The National Weather Service has issued flood and wind advisories for parts of Northern California, including a winter storm warning for the Greater Lake Tahoe area and other parts of the Sierra.
Caltrans said big rigs heading toward Tahoe on Interstate 80 are being turned around at Applegate. All other vehicles are still being stopped at Nyack, and there is no estimated time of reopening.
Drivers heading eastbound on Interstate 80 toward Tahoe will be turned around at Nyack because of multiple car spinouts at Donner Summit. Caltrans said they are not sure when the highway will reopen, but tows are headed to the area.
Caltrans said there is a lot of traffic on eastbound Interstate 80 from Kingvale to Donner Lake as road conditions are icy and chains are needed.
Thunderstorms are passing over Ione causing heavy rainfall and hail, according to FOX40 meteorologist Kristina Werner.
Sacramento County Department of Regional Parks said all parks in its jurisdiction will be closed this weekend and Monday, with the possibility of being closed longer.
Traffic going in both directions on Interstate 80 over Donner Summit is being held due to multiple spinouts.
Sacramento’s two sandbag locations have closed, but they will reopen at 8 a.m. Saturday until 8 p.m. They will be available until Monday.