Mark Twain once said, “If you don’t like the weather in New England, just wait a few minutes.” Now, the same can be said about California, where drought and record temperatures are expected to be replaced by a downpour and heavy flooding.
Tropical Storm Kay is expected to reach Southern California late Friday, ahead of its originally-predicted arrival time of Saturday, meteorologists say. The storm is expected to bring with it heavy rain, 50 miles-per-hour winds and up to eight-foot hurricane-pulse swells, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The storm, which is expected to continue through Saturday, is also expected to cause flash floods in the state, per the Hurricane Center.
The good news is the rain is expected to end California’s heatwave, bringing high temperatures down from triple digits to the 80s and 90s, according to the National Weather Service.