Long Beach is under a flood watch and wind advisory today as California’s 12th atmospheric river since late December bears down on the region.
The wind advisory will remain in effect until 11 p.m. Tuesday, while the flood watch is expected to lift at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The National Weather Service has also issued a high surf advisory for Long Beach that will begin at 2 a.m. Wednesday and last through 5 a.m. Thursday.
The NWS expects the city to receive between a quarter and a half inch of rain today, followed by a tenth to a quarter of an inch tomorrow.
The weather is forecasted to clear tomorrow night and remain sunny and clear for at least the next week.
The late-season Pacific storm that hit the area Tuesday brought more wind, rain and snow to saturated California on the first full day of spring, which showed little change from the state’s extraordinary winter.
So far this rain year, which began Oct. 1, Long Beach has seen 67% more precipitation than what the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration would consider “normal.” The city has received 17.57 inches of rain since Oct. 1, while a normal rain year would see 10.55 inches.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.