Time to break out the rain gear, umbrellas and possibly a lot more as the remnants of a typhoon are expected to hit the Northern San Joaquin Valley tonight.
The storm, coming from the renmants of super typhoon Melor, is expected to bring 1 to 2 inches of rain and high winds in the area over the next two days, according to the National Weather Service.
The foothills are expected to receive 3 to 7 inches, the NWS reported.
Winds should reach sustained speeds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. In the foothills, winds could reach 50 mphs.
The NWS cautioned there could be downed trees and branches, along with possible minor flooding of small streams and ponding of water on roads.
Typhoon Melor clobbered the Philippines and Japan in the western Pacific before its remnants were swept into the jet stream now West Coast bound.
Modesto’s wettest October was 2.97 inches in 2000, according to Melissa Williams of the Modesto Irrigation District, which has been tracking downtown rainfall amounts since 1888.