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NWS issues advisory for Monday with strong winds forecast in the valley

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(KTXL) – According to the National Weather Service, a wind advisory will go into effect Monday.

The advisory will begin at 4 a.m. and is expected to last until 10 p.m., with the strongest winds expected in the afternoon.

The Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys, as well as the delta, are expected to experience sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph and gusts of 45 to 50 mph.

Image courtesy of the National Meteorological Service

The NWS is warning people to be prepared for power outages and dangerous travel conditions.

Karly Hernandez, spokesperson for Pacific Gas & Electric, said the utility that covers much of California did not experience any major outages on Sunday. Crews and equipment are deployed statewide to respond quickly to power outages, Hernandez told The Associated Press.

With the wind, the valley could receive between 2 and 4 inches of rain until Tuesday.

The impacts of rainfall will likely be a nuisance to residents, who could experience flooding from clogged drains.

Image courtesy of the National Meteorological Service

Crews and Sacramento residents began cleaning the leaves early Saturday in anticipation of the storm.

“We just don’t need our gutters to clog,” said Tom Dayak, a Sacramento resident, who had to rake the fallen leaves on Saturday near the ash tree in front of his house.

Another system could bring more rain to the valley from Wednesday to Thursday. This storm system could also provide a few extra feet of Sierra snow.

The rainfall will bring at least temporary relief to the entire region affected by drought caused by climate change. The last United States Drought Monitor shows areas of Montana, Oregon, California, Nevada and Utah in exceptional drought, which is the worst category.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.