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Flood warning issued for Madera County

Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune

PG&E crews are on scene to repair a damaged power pole on Avenue 12 on Thursday.


A flood advisory was in effect for Madera County on Thursday with almost an inch of rain falling in the previous two days.

The National Weather Service issued the warning at 11:41 Thursday morning and it went into effect until about 2:30 p.m. The service said that moderate to locally heavy rain will cause urban and small stream flooding. Overflowing poor drainage areas will result in minor flooding. A quarter to one inch of rain fell in the morning with more expected to come, according to the National Weather Service.

The most recent storm brought in more than a quarter-inch of rain as of Thursday morning with more rain expected until Friday.

In other parts of the state, a foot of rain has fallen in the coast areas and four feet of snow has fallen in the central Sierra Nevada mountains. Heavy snow is still expected until Friday with one to three feet of snow expected.

More rain was expected until Friday morning and a 60 percent chance the rest of the day.

The weekend is expected to clear up, but rain is forecasted next week. A 60 percent chance of rain is expected Monday night after 10 p.m. There is a 70 percent chance of rain on Tuesday with up to a quarter-inch of rain expected. Rain will continue until Tuesday and fall to about 20 percent on Wednesday.

Snow is expected on Friday in the Oakhurst area mixed with rain before most people get out of bed. The chance of rain during the day is 60 percent with no more snow expected.

Like in Madera, precipitation is expected in Oakhurst early in the week. There is a 60 percent chance of rain Monday night with three quarters of an inch expected. More rain will come down Tuesday with a 70 percent chance. There is a chance of snow Tuesday morning.


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