A series of strong storms is expected to bring powerful wind, mountain snow, and substantial rainfall to the West Coast, including drought-affected California.
- Experts hope the storms will also help stop the spread of some wildfires still burning.
- Forecasters say the most powerful storm will be late Saturday into Tuesday.
- Parts of Northern California could get more than 10 inches of precipitation.
- The Pacific Northwest is weathering an exceptional drought, including in California where August 2021 was the driest and hottest August on record.
- Gov. Gavin Newsom extended a statewide drought emergency earlier this week and urged Californians to conserve more water.
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