People in areas known for flooding are advised to get ready for storms heading our way. William Peterson at the National Weather Service office in Hanford says an atmospheric river known as a Pineapple Express will deliver a long stream of water like a fire hose for about 36 to 48 hours. Flash flood watches are posted in many mountain and foothill areas, a cold storm later this week from the north could push the snow level down to the passes.

Suzanne Grant