More rain expected later on Tuesday. Flood advisory now in effect until Wednesday
There's another round of rain coming for the area, already drenched from two weeks of rain, and the National Weather Service has extended a flash flood watch until midweek
The latest storm dropped .63 inches of rain in Taft overnight Sunday and into Monday after about an inch fell on New Year's weekend.
A flash flood watch that was set to expire Monday afternoon has been extended 48 hours until Wednesday
No major flooding was reported in the area from Sunday's storm except the usual nuisance street flooding. There was some flooding also reported on Highway 166 near Basic School Road early Monday but the roadway remained open
But more substantial rain expected Tuesday nigh and a chance of showers continuing into Thursday, the NWS cautions that any more rain on the already saturated ground will trigger flooding.
"Flood concerns will remain a high priority as saturated conditions exist and it wont take much rain to get some flooding again," the Weather Service office in Hanford cautioned.
Showers are expected to start later on Tuesday with the best chance for moderate to heavy rain coming Tuesday night.
The chance of showers will continue through Thursday night.
There may be a respite from the rainy weather by the weekend as forecast models indicate a break in the wet weather pattern with fail to partly cloudy skies predicted.
Temperatures are expected to remain cool after Sunday's unusually warm wither and a high of 77. Daytime highs are expected to stay in the 50s with overnight lows in the 40s.