Get ready for more heavy rain and possible floods

Cleaning up in Markleeville on Aug. 5, 2022, the day after debris flowed through the town.
Cleaning up in Markleeville on Aug. 5, 2022, the day after debris flowed through the town.(Ed Parce/KOLO)
Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 3:47 PM PDT|Updated: Aug. 4, 2022 at 6:01 PM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - 6 P.M. UPDATE: California 4 south of Markleeville is closed in both directions from Lake Alpine to Wolf Creek due to flash flooding and debris flow, Alpine County Unified Command reports.

They ask residents and visitors to avoid the Markleeville area until further notice.

4:55 P.M. UPDATE: The National Weather Service has flood advisories in effect for the North Valleys area until 7:45 p.m.

“Doppler radar indicated heavy rain from thunderstorms with potential to flood poor-drainage and low-lying areas,” the weather service said.

4:40 P.M. UPDATE: The National Weather Service reports flooding is expected in the Douglas County and Alpine County areas.

About 1.8 inches to 2.2 inches of rain fell in an hour in those areas.

ORIGINAL STORY: More precipitation is heading for western Nevada and eastern California.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for the Reno-Sparks area until 5:30 p.m. Heavy rain from thunderstorms has the potential to flood low-lying areas and areas with poor drainage.

There was also a flood advisory issued for the area west of Gardnerville Ranchos, including Nevada 88 and California 88. Up to 1.5 inches could fall.

There was a flash flood warning issued for the Tamarack Fire burn scar, including Markleeville. There was debris flow Wednesday in Markleeville and a chance for more Thursday.

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