(CBS SF) — Areas of the Sonoma and Napa counties torched by the wine country wildfires are under a flash flood watch with the arrival of heavy rain on Wednesday.
The National Weather Service on Tuesday issued a flash flood watch for North Bay interior valleys and mountains, including areas impacted by the Atlas, Tubbs Nuns and Pocket wildfires, as well as the Fountaingrove neighborhood of northeast Santa Rosa.READ MORE: NHL Clears Evander Kane In Gambling Probe; Faces New Allegations Of Spousal Abuse
The flood watch was in to be in effect from 4 p.m. Wednesday through 3 a.m. Thursday.
The weather service said impacts could include debris flow, mudslides, and flash flooding in and around the recent burn scars.
KPIX 5 Meteorologist Paul Deanno said soaking rains will begin in the North Bay late Wednesday morning, crossing into the rest of the Bay Area throughout the day.READ MORE: UPDATE: Cal Fire Crews Reach 80% Containment on Fremont Fire Near Napa-Sonoma County Line
Most of the rain is expected to fall in the North Bay, anywhere from one-and-a-half to three inches of rain, with higher amounts in the mountains, said Deanno.MORE NEWS: Millbrae Resident Sleeping In Bed Robbed In Home Invasion
Scattered showers were expected to continue through Thursday.