Flash Floods Possible Through Weekend

Flash floods and/or flooding on small streams is possible this weekend, beginning today, May 6, through Sunday, May 8, as a persistent low pressure system stalls out over the Eastern Sierra and Central and Northern Sierra. Rain is likely to accelerate the snowmelt, thus increasing the runoff into smaller streams and creeks, although large rivers are not expected to flood. Travelers and residents are urged to stay alert and keep an eye on weather forecasts. Go to http://tinyurl.com/ozc5x8u for the best summary of the conditions. For road conditions, go to http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi and type in the number of the road you want to know more about.