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Satellite Photo Shows Rain Storm On Its Way To California

Low pressure system moving towards California (Photo via NOAA)
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Hallelujah for rain! Sure, the showers may have messed up everyone's commute this morning, but thankfully, it's helping out our major drought issues. (California is thirsty!) We bring to you a satellite photo taken by NOAA on Feb. 27 that shows the "low pressure system" making it's way to California in all its swirly goodness.

NOAA's weather prediction center gives us some tidbits about what we should expect over the next couple of days, which seems like some mighty showers and possibly some flash flooding:

This deepening cyclone will begin to push heavy rain onshore to California on Friday morning and will sweep across the Desert Southwest, the Intermountain West, and the central Rockies by Friday evening. Showers and thunderstorms will begin to ramp up on Friday afternoon in southern California and may bring the possibility of flash flooding. Higher elevations stretching from the Sierra Nevada range to the northern and central Rockies can expect heavy snows with totals amounting to over a foot.

We'll make sure to stay indoors until the "rainpocalypse" is over because we are seriously not used to getting this wet.