Flood Advisory Issued for San Benito, Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties | Weather
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif - The National Weather Service-San Francisco Bay has issued and urban and small stream flood advisory for Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito and Santa Clara Counties starting at 9:00 am Thursday until 5:00 pm Thursday.
Mondels are indicating a moderate to strong frontal system will approach the Central Coast region on Thursday morning bringing the potential for moderate to locally heavy rainfall to the advisory area.
Excess runoff from heavy rainfall is expected to cause ponding or localized flodding in urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses, as well as other poor drainage areas and low lying spots on Thursday as the frontal system pushes through.
Smaller creeks and streams could rise quickly, possibly reaching flood stage briefly.
If you will be driving on Thursday allow extra time to get to your destinations and use extra caution on the roadways. If water covers the roadway do not cross it. Flood waters are usually deeper than they appear and the water may be too deep to allow your vechile to cross safely.
This flood advisory means that although streams and creeks may be eleveated or even rise out of this banks, property damage should be minimal.