[Updated 11:14 p.m.] Forecasters late Monday lowered their predictions for overnight winds and reduced slightly their prediction for Cosumnes River levels. The predicted river levels still would approach the levels of 10 days ago, when the river flooded in spots around the area. Late Monday, Deer Creek once again flooded Scott Road to a record level.
The National Weather Service forecast calls for rain and showers overnight, with south winds of 20 to 30 mph and gusts to 45 mph.
The Cosumnes River is predicted to crest near 14.5 feet at Michigan Bar Tuesday, approaching the same level that flooded Rancho Murieta’s South Course and breached levees in Wilton Feb. 10-11.
The flood level at Michigan Bar is 12 feet. At 10:30 p.m. Monday, the level there was 11.93 feet. On Feb. 10, the level topped 15 feet.
Shortly before 10 p.m., the Deer Creek level at Scott Road topped 164.1 feet, which the county considers the record at that location, set in 2006. This makes the third time this rainy season that the 2006 mark has been exceeded. It also happened on Dec. 15 and Jan. 10.
Here’s the Weather Service 8 p.m. forecast:
WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PST TUESDAY
REST OF TONIGHT...Rain late in the evening, then rain showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Windy. Lows 48 to 54. South winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to around 45 mph.
TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Breezy. Highs 55 to 60. South winds 10 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph in the morning.
TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Colder. Lows around 40. South winds up to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the evening.
WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain showers in the morning, then a chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs 53 to 58. Light winds.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. A slight chance of rain showers. Lows around 34. South winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the northwest after midnight.
THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 51 to 57.
THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows around 36.
FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 53 to 58.
FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers. Lows around 41.
SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers. Highs 51 to 57.
SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers. Lows around 40.
SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 54 to 59.
SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers. Lows around 42. Highs 54 to 59.