San Andreas, CA…National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a flood watch for a portion of Northern California including Calaveras County from late tonight through Sunday afternoon. Saturated soils and swollen small creeks and streams from recent rains have primed the area for potential flooding with the approaching storms. A series of storms will bring the potential for widespread nuisance flooding to low lying areas, ponding of water on roadways, and flooding of streams and creeks.
Excessive rainfall on already saturated soils and swollen small creeks and streams with likely result in flooding over the next several days.
Small creeks will be running high and fast, avoid playing or working near them. Ponding of water on roadways will create travel hazards at times. A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.