Agricultural weather forecasting company Weathermelon says that despite indications earlier this week that the U.S. state of California might be out of the rain cycle, new storms have developed over the past few days that are predicted to hit next week.
The first storm is expected to hit on Monday bringing possible rain to growing locations in the northern half of the state.
Salinas along the coast may see some light showers as well as the Sacramento Valley area in the center of the state.
A chance for heavier rain will come next Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6. This storm is predicted to come further south and hit regions such as Oxnard on the coast and Bakersfield in the San Joaquin Valley. Over the two-day period Salinas and Santa Maria may see up to .6” while locations in the northern end of the San Joaquin Valley will see up to .75”. Rain totals will diminish the further south you go.
“Look for harvests to possibly be affected out of Salinas and Santa Maria during these days. Broccoli and Cauliflower are currently coming from these regions. Strawberries are also beginning. Asparagus out of central CA has also started and could be affected by the rain,” it said.