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Heavy Rain Forecast for Mill Valley...in June??

Unseasonably strong storm expected this afternoon and into the weekend.

We are in June, right? So where is the sun and that nice warm weather we normally have as school lets out for the summer?

Weather forecasters are calling for rain and possible thunderstorms from Friday afternoon clear through Monday for Mill Valley and much of the entire North Bay region.

According to the National Weather Service, an unseasonably strong storm will  Northern California by Friday afternoon with light rain over the North Bay and San Francisco Bay Area. Rain will then spread south later tonight and may become heavy by late Friday night.

Periods of rain, possibly heavy at times, will continue into Saturday as the storm moves onshore. Steady rain should taper to showers by Saturday evening. However, the main block of low pressure will move inland Sunday with renewed shower and thunderstorm changes. Projections suggest as much as two to four inches of rain for the hills of the North Bay by Monday. Localized flooding is expected Sunday and into Monday. 

You can track the level of the creek on the Ross Valley Fire Department's website. If rains turn heavy, both San Anselmo and Fairfax will likely have sandbags available at Memorial Park and the Pavilion, respectively.

According to Mill Valley Police Lt. Jacqueline Graf-Reis, drivers should expect higher tides than usual, particularly at Pickleweed Inlet around the intersection of Miller Avenue and Almonte Boulevard.

“People should drive slowly and safely and keep their headlights on once the rain starts,” Graf-Reis said. 

The potential for heavy rains has already caused a disruption in some weekend events -- post in the comments if you know of an event being cancelled due to weather.

When (if) the rains hit, come on back to this article and add some of your photos of what the area looks like as it is once again watered down!

Paulette Lueke June 04, 2011 at 04:29 PM
June 5, 2011 Performance of HAIRSPRAY CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER All tickets can be used at any one of our remaining 2011 Performance Dates: June 11, 12 and 19 There are NO REFUNDS given on any ticket purchase. If the show is cancelled due to weather, all tickets for the cancelled performance will be honored at any remaining show date. No formal exchange will be required. Just bring your ticket to the show you would like to attend! It's that easy. Reserved Served Seating Patrons should call our office to change your seats to a new date.

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