SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The latest in a series of storms dumped more rain across Northern California and closed a major highway Wednesday, but the region is expected to dry out over the next week.
The most recent storm brought up to four inches of rain on the state's far northern coast on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Most of the San Francisco Bay Area got less than an inch of rainfall.
The most recent system followed three larger storms over the past week that dumped up 20 inches of rain in some areas, leading to flash floods, toppled trees and power outages.
NWS forecasters say the region is expected to see dry weather for at least the next week.
"The rain is pretty much over for the next seven days," said Mel Nordquist, a NWS meteorologist in Eureka.
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports a rock and mud slide closed both lanes of Highway 1 north of Jenner around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
In western Oregon, small slides, downed trees and plugged culverts have led to multiple road closures, and authorities are warning of possible landslides and debris flows, according to the Medford Mail Tribune.