Historic rain and mountain snow is happening across the West this week with incredible rain totals of 7 to 10 inches along the coast of Central California.
Even though this is going to help the drought, flash flooding and mudslides will be the biggest imminent concern, especially across the burn areas.
Lives and property could be in danger, and residents need to pay close attention to the latest forecasts and their local officials.
Meanwhile, heavy snow and blizzard conditions will be possible over the mountains. Travel will be dangerous and road closures will be likely in flood-prone areas.
Meanwhile, a blast of snow is happening across parts of the Mid-Atlantic, including North Carolina and Virginia, as a quick-moving system moves offshore.
Behind this, the coldest air of the season settles in Friday and through the weekend.