The third rainstorm to hit the Modesto area this week doused the region with rain today, causing heavy flooding and tricky morning commutes.
By 1 p.m., the Modesto Irrigation recorded 0.63 inches of rain today - exactly the total that fell Tuesday.
The rain will likely taper off into scattered showers this afternoon and evening, with strong winds and rain forecasted again Wednesday, said National Weather Service lead forecaster Jim Mathews.
Modesto may see gusts in excess of 40 miles per hour on Wednesday, Mathews said.
California Highway Patrol officer Eric Parsons urged drivers to be cautious, noting an increase in vehicle accidents and solo spinouts because of the foul weather.
"It's definitely a busier morning than normal," Parsons said. "(People) don’t reduce their speed for the water."