Wednesday’s a.m. commute to see heavy rain, wind. City encourages residents to plan ahead


A storm event will arrive Tuesday night bringing rain and wind gusts to the region. The most significant portion of the storm is expected to hit Wednesday morning during commute hours, according to the National Weather Service.

“The City is positioned to quickly respond to all hazards and ensure public safety,” said Daniel Bowers, Director of Emergency Management. “While this storm brings much-needed rain to our region, it can also be harmful. Please be smart and stay safe.”

The City of Sacramento is asking residents to prepare for the inclement weather in several ways.

  1. Prepare for the morning commute. The strongest winds are expected during commute hours. Wind gusts could reach up to 50 miles per hour. Drivers are urged to plan ahead and allow extra time for travel and watch for loose debris on the roads like tree branches.
  2. Secure loose debris around your home. Residents should remove loose objects outside such as lawn furniture.
  3. Report any street flooding or traffic signals out. Call 311 to report street flooding, trees down or traffic signals out. Crews are on-hand to respond to requests. Power outages should be reported to SMUD by calling 1-888-456-SMUD (7683).
  4. Call 911 in case of emergencies. 

Wind gusts are forecasted to diminish by Thursday afternoon with rain persisting until early Friday. A chance of showers will continue through the weekend.