If you’re planning a trip to Disneyland Resort soon, you might want to listen up.
A serious weather event is headed for California, and reports are predicting life-threatening and damaging flooding and strong wind in California this weekend.
According to ABC News, flood watches were put into effect on February 3rd. The flood watches will last through February 6th in central and southern California. Meteorologists are predicting serious flooding and rainfall between 3 and 6 inches.
The “Pineapple Express” is taking direct aim right at CA with #flooding rain, wind gusts 60+ MPH and battering surf. We’ll be out in the #Storm starting at 8 AM ET Sunday on @weatherchannel pic.twitter.com/3wC9iE4ohv
— Mike Seidel (@mikeseidel) February 4, 2024
ABC News reports the heaviest rainfall will happen Sunday, February 4th, and Monday, February 5th, with “up to 1 inch per hour possible during the peak.” Prepare for extended rainfall throughout the weekend and “flooding in high-populated areas.” Per the National Weather Service, even low projections are calling for heavy rain that will likely produce damaging flooding.
The Sheriff of Barbara County, Sheriff Bill Brown, stated, “This storm is predicted to be one of the largest and most significant storms in the history of our county,” according to ABC News.
Additionally, meteorologists are warning California residents to prepare for damaging winds with gusts between 60-80 mph on Sunday. A flood watch is currently in effect in Southwest California, including Orange County, which is where Disneyland Resort is located.
This is a developing story. Stay tuned for updates.