(NEW YORK) — Up to 5 inches of rain fell over the weekend in southern California in Santa Barbara County causing some localized flooding. In the city of Santa Barbara, a daily record rainfall on Sunday of 1.12 inches was recorded.
In the San Francisco Bay area 5.2 inches of rain fell over the weekend, with Monterey getting 1.21 inches which is more than their average monthly rainfall.
In the Sierra Nevadas, there are snowfall totals approaching 2 feet now with more on the way.
More rain and snow is expected in California through the week with another several inches of rain expected in southern California that could lead to flash flooding and mudslides.
In the mountains from southern California to the Sierra Nevadas, another few feet of snow is expected with a total snowfall by the middle of the week near 4 feet. Snow could even fall on interstate 5 outside of Los Angeles near Grapevine.
Part of the western storm will break off and move across the country with severe weather forecast Tuesday into Wednesday.
Severe storms are also possible Tuesday night from just south of Chicago to Louisville and into Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Columbus.
The biggest threat with these storms will be damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes.
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