By Renee Duff AccuWeather meteorologist
May 16, 2019, 1:39:30 EDT
California and surrounding states are soaked through Thursday a major storm that is more common in winter months. Many cities can double or triple their normal rainfall for May within a day or two.
All from rain and thunderstorms in the wind and snowy mountains will be made slower than normal travel, devastating external plans and greater risk of flooding and degradation in their communities.
Rain, storm thunder San Francisco in San Diego
"This storm will bring unusually heavy rains and floods to flooding and flooding parts of California at it's usually a dry month, "says AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Jack Boston.
The rain began to overspread in the northern part of the state in the middle of the week. San Francisco took almost a month's worth of rain on Wednesday alone by 0.42 an inch. The average rain for May is 0.47 in an inch.
A large 1-3 inches of rain is possible, with a StuartMax ™ AccuWeather ™ of 5 inches at the foot of the Sierra Nevada and Northern California Coastal Range.
Rainy days are extremely unusual at this time of year. Except far in Northern California, the average rain for May is usually under 0.50 an inch statewide.
"A bull of heavy rain was set at the foot of the Sacramento Valley east of the Sierra," said AccuWeather Meteorologist and western US blogger Brian Thompson.
"The coast of Northern California is another area that is getting a tough hit, from Mendocino northward through Eureka and Crescent City," Thompson added.
Within an inch of rain can fall around the San Francisco metro area by Thursday, with 0.50 to 1 inch possible in Los Angeles and up to 0.50 a inch expected in San Diego.
The timing of the rain can lead to a nightmare Thursday morning cut off in Southern California.
People living near major burn scars and low flood waters in streams and streams should closely monitor water levels and follow any evacuation notice which may be will be given.
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Wet weather creates poor driving conditions for motorists in the stretches of Interstates 5 and 80 by reducing visibility and creating a higher risk of hydroplaning while traveling at speeds highway.
"Travel will be slippery with many delays on roadways after an increase in overall dry season," says AccuWeather Meteorologist Kyle Elliott.
The strong character of this storm may be caused by storms falling along the shore and in the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys.
"Some isolated storms may be releasing small lobster," Thompson said. Gusty's winds can also spur, and it is not in question for a separate tornado or waterspout to be promoted.
Rain soaks Northern California early Thursday morning, May 16, 2019. (AccuWeather Interactive Radar)
Rain and local severe fall storms spread internally to Las Vegas and Salt Lake City, Utah, on Thursday from Thursday to Friday.
Motorists should be careful on Thursday night around Las Vegas, because heavy storms can roll around around that time.
Even in the absence of heavy storms, gusty winds that stormed from California to Nevada, Arizona and Utah, could create difficult travel and dust blowing areas in the deserts.
The only impact of the storm around Phoenix is to arouse fresh weather and dramatic cold things from Thursday to Friday.
Snow to bury the highlands, led to the poor journey
Ample cold wind will dump into the storm for heavy snow to cross high country of the Sierra, including the Donner Pass of I-80.
The snow level is lower at 5,000 -6,000 feet Thursday night, according to Boston.
The minimum travel conditions are expected to take place at and over 7,000 feet, where a StuartMax ™ AccuWeather can have 24 inches of snow.  Voyagers by high land should use extreme caution while the lanes are slippery and the snow is covered by road restrictions.
Tejon and Cajon carriers passing Southern California should not fight snowfields, but they must be used
More typhoons are coming?
Those who are eager for a more common storm-free region There is no need to get their hope any time soon.
"The amazing thing is that there still can be more opportunities for rain behind this storm," Thompson said.
But another storm is expected to move this weekend, followed by a third next week.
These storms will fire round after rounds of severe weather in the central US as soon as they exit to the east of the Rockies and to the Plains.
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