Northern California storm brings more rain, wind to Stockton

Stockton and San Joaquin County residents will get more rain and strong winds over the next few days.

The National Weather Service warned there could be floods and more power outages this weekend, into next week.

Stockton will see up to 1 inch of rain this weekend, followed by up to three inches of rain on Monday and Tuesday, said Weather Service meteorologist Robert Baruffaldi in Sacramento.

The worst winds will arrive early Sunday morning, reaching up to 50 mph in Stockton and Sacramento; 45 degrees in the northern half of the Sacramento Valley. Those winds are strong enough to cause power outages and knock down trees, the Weather Service said. Some strong wind gusts will blow periodically on Monday and Tuesday.

Stockton could get up to an inch of rain over the weekend, another three inches on Monday and Tuesday Jan. 9 and 10, 2023.

Temperatures in Sacramento and Stockton will reach the mid-to-upper 50s during the day, dropping to the low 50s at night.

Meteorologists expect rivers and other waterways to rise quickly throughout the week as storms continue to flow through the area into next weekend, the Weather Service said.

Motorists should watch roads for flooding, downed or damaged trees, power poles, and mud and rock slides, according to the California Department of Transportation and the National Weather Service.

A Caltrans crew works on slope repair to the connecting ramp from southbound Interstate 5 to the westbound Crosstown Freeway in Stockton on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. The raised freeway was damaged due to erosion from recent storms.  The ramp as well as a lane of W. Washington Street at the bottom of the slope were closed for about a day for the repairs.

Meteorologists expect some flooding along the Sacramento River, Baruffaldi said. The Cosumnes River, located between Sacramento and Stockton is also likely to flood, in part because “it’s the only major river in the state that doesn’t have a dam on it.”

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Jessica Skropanic, a features reporter for the Record Searchlight/USA Today Network contributed to this report.

Record reporter Angelaydet Rocha covers community news in Stockton and San Joaquin County. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @AngelaydetRocha. Support local news, subscribe to The Stockton Record at

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