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Over an inch of rain in the forecast today for Paso Robles 

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Flood watch in effect through Thursday night

– Weather Underground is predicting 1.24-inches of rain today in Paso Robles. The city measured .74-inches of rain this morning over the past 24 hours, bringing the current season total to 3.62-inches. A flood watch is in effect through Thursday night.

Daily precipitation is measured in inches collected at the Paso Robles Water Yard, 1230 Paso Robles Street in downtown Paso Robles. The measurements are taken at 7 a.m. for the preceding 24 hours of rainfall. Paso Robles Water Division has recorded an average annual rainfall total of 14.11 inches from 1942 to June 2014.

Click here to view the Paso Robles Rainfall Totals page.

Click here to view a 10-day forecast for Paso Robles from Weather Underground.

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Over an inch of rain in the forecast today for Paso Robles

The National Weather Service warns of the potential of extensive roadway flooding, especially in low-lying areas, and that flooding of creeks and streams is possible. In addition, there will be the risk for flash flooding and debris flows in recent burn scars, Also, there will be the strong potential for rock and mudslide activity, especially on canyon and mountain roadways.

Flooding and rock/mudslide activity may lead to significant travel delays and road closures. Increased flow in rivers and streams will bring an increased threat for swift water rescues.

Periods of moderate to heavy rain are expected with this storm system. There is also a chance of thunderstorms. Rainfall totals of two to five inches are likely in most of the forecast area, with five to ten inches probable on and below south facing foothills and coastal slopes. Rainfall rates of .30 to .60 inches per hour are likely, with rates up to one inch per hour near thunderstorms, and on and below favored south facing slopes.

Citizens should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop. Check latest road conditions before departing.



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