Update: Flash Flood Watch Starting Today, Saturday February 2 at 10:00AM expiring February 4 at 6:00PM PST by NWS Sacramento CA

Areas Affected: Central Sacramento Valley; Mountains Southwestern Shasta County to Northern Lake County; Northern Sacramento Valley; Shasta Lake Area / Northern Shasta County; Western Plumas County/Lassen Park; Clear Lake/Southern Lake County; Northeast Foothills/Sacramento Valley

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* Flash Flood Watch for the Carr-Hirz-Delta fire burn areas in Shasta County, the Mendocino Complex burn area in Lake, Glenn, Colusa Counties, and the Camp Fire burn area in Butte County in Northern California.

* Through Monday afternoon

* Periods of heavy rain are forecast for Interior Northern California through the weekend. Thunderstorms are possible every afternoon and evening through Monday. Heavy rain from thunderstorms over a burn area can generate life threatening debris flows. If this occurs, the National Weather Service will issue a Flash Flood Warning for the burn areas.

This is a dangerous situation. If you observe movement of soils, debris, or large amounts of water you should move to higher ground and away from the burn area immediately. Residents, outdoor enthusiasts, and persons traveling or working within and downslope of the Carr-Hirz-Delta Fire burn areas, the Mendocino

Complex burn area, and the Camp Fire burn area need to be alert for the potential of mud and debris flows. These flows could impact area roadways and hill sides, damage homes, and could block local streams and creeks. Do not try to cross flooded roadways or creeks. A debris flow of only a few inches deep can be powerful enough to move a vehicle off the road.

A Flash Flood Watch for a burn area means that conditions may develop that lead to flash floods, rock slides and/or debris flows.

Info & pictures courtesy of US National Weather Services, Sacramento

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