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Latest on the Saturday Tornado Watch, Thunderstorm Watch and weather-related flooding and road closures in Butte, Glenn and Colusa Counties

Posted: Feb 2, 2019 7:09 PM
Updated: Feb 2, 2019 7:17 PM

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - Watch this video to see how the weather looked in north Chico Saturday morning.  You can see how fast the water is moving.

This photo from viewer Rebecca Chiles is of the rotating thunderstorm with a funnel cloud that appeared Saturday between 4:00-5:00 p.m. at Meridian near Maxwell. 

The tornado warning was issued for northeastern Colusa County, southwestern Butte County and southeastern Glenn County.

There were numerous reports of quarter-sized hail and severe thunderstorms initially, but no confirmed reports of any tornado touching down.

Paradise saw some heavy rainstorms around one this afternoon. with large amounts of rain expected this weekend.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the burn areas of the Camp Fire. Officials are especially concerned for the higher elevation areas of Butte County, including Pulga, Concow, and Magalia.

CAL FIRE crews are on standby if conditions worsen throughout the weekend. They are also advising people in the area to take precautions.

Sean Norman from CAL FIRE said, "We want to tell people... don't drive through flooded roadways." He said people may be cited for traveling on closed roads and flooded highways. 

CAL FIRE officials want people to stay up to date on alerts on their social media pages for emergency evacuations.

The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is warning drivers to be cautious because more than two dozen of their roadways have been closed due to flooding.

The Sheriff says not to drive around barricades and said just 12 inches of water can sweep a car off a road.

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Chico
Broken Clouds
72° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 72°
Oroville
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 69°
Paradise
Broken Clouds
72° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 72°
Chester
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 64°
Red Bluff
Clear
71° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 71°
Willows
Broken Clouds
72° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 72°
Cooler weather the next few days before we warm up again this weekend flirting with more record high temperatures. By next week we get even cooler but we also have the possibility of high fire danger next week.
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