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California Winter Storm Warning: Wind, rain arrives

A Flood Watch is in effect for just about all of Northern California, from the coast to the Sierra, until Wednesday morning.

CALIFORNIA, USA — Another atmospheric river hit California bringing wind, significant rain and fluctuating snow levels.

A High Wind Warning remains in place for the valley and foothills through Tuesday evening.  A Flood Watch is in effect for just about all of Northern California, from the coast to the Sierra, until Wednesday morning.

About 1.5 to 3 inches of rain in the valley is expected by Wednesday evening, while Sierra foothill locations and elevations below about 6,000-6,500 feet are likely to pick up 3 to 7 inches of rainfall.

Wilton Update

Over in Wilton, residents have been preparing for the rainfall for some time, hoping that the flooding won't be as bad as it was after the January storms.

Water from the latest storm was already at the doorsteps of Janee Manzanares's home off Dillard Road Tuesday. The mother of two says January's storm flooded the inside of her home making things difficult for her young children.

"My dryer got ruined -- just little things, my table, my couch. I think about 2 inches that came in, I believe, 2 to 3 inches. Water seeped up to the walls," said Manzanares.

With the on-and-off  rain, one of the fears was the potential overflow of the Cosumnes River. Reclamation District 800 says as long as the crest stays at or below 12.7 feet they'll be in good shape.

South Lake Tahoe Update

The days of rain and snow are really starting to pile up in South Lake Tahoe, prompting the release of an incident update from Cal Fire.

The incident update, generally released during active wildfires, details the response from multiple agencies over the last week.

It says more than 103 structures have been damaged by the ongoing storms and 15 are red-tagged, meaning the building is unsafe for occupancy.

Snow loading is a concern for people who’ve experienced the brunt of the storm. It’s when rain weighs down existing snow on a roof, causing a collapse.

Part of the roof at the Raley’s in South Lake Tahoe collapsed causing the building to remain closed until further notice. The city’s TJ Maxx is also closed until further notice due to structural concerns.

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