In preparation for the weekends upcoming storm, sand will be available at the Gridley Animal Shelter located at 895 Sycamore for Gridley residents.

There are a limited supply of sand-bags, so residents are encouraged to bring their own bags.

Rain is predicted to start Saturday and continue through next Saturday at least.

Winds aren't predicted as high as Tuesday evening when 26 miles per hour was reached, but Tuesday, January 10, 2017 lists winds up to 17 mph and Wednesday 18 mph.

Be prepared for possible outages with flashlights and plenty of food and water.

Continued heavy rains and winds bring  trees down along  in many instances so be careful.

Sandbags are available in Live Oak at the  City Corporation yard on N Street.

Biggs residents can visit the Public Works Yard at G & 10th Street for sandbags.

On Thursday morning, The National Weather Service issued a Flood Watch for portions of Northern California, including Butte County, which means conditions are right for flooding in the area. An atmospheric river, which produces periods of intense rain, is forecast to take aim at California this weekend with heavy precipitation, high snow levels and soils that are already saturated from recent storms. Moderate precipitation starts Saturday, January 7, but the brunt of storm will be Sunday, tapering off Monday. This is going to be some of the more significant flooding we've seen in the past decade, and areas may flood that haven't seen impacts for several years. Use the break in the weather  Friday to prepare.