Although the Sacramento region was dry, much of the Sierra, as well as Lake County, saw rain, hail and thunderstorms Wednesday.
A flash flood watch remained in effect until midnight Wednesday for South Lake Tahoe, Truckee and much of the eastern slope of the Sierra.
But some of heaviest rainfall occurred in Lake County, with reports ranging from 0.7 inches to 1.5 inches, said Jim Mathews, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
Rain and hail also were reported in Plumas County and Lassen National Park, where rainfall totals of a quarter to a half-inch were recorded. Mineral in Tehama County reported three-quarters of an inch.
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Flooding and debris were reported late Wednesday afternoon on Park Loop Road, between Lassen Peak and Manzanita Lake, in Lassen National Park. Mathews said the debris flow occurred in the area of a small burn scar from a 2013 fire in the park.
As of about 7 p.m., South Lake Tahoe had received 0.4 inches of rain, while Truckee had reported only light rain and drizzles, Mathews said.
The forecast calls for continued scattered showers and thunderstorms in the Sierra on Thursday. Mathews said there is a “small probability” of rain in Sacramento, where Thursday’s temperature is expected to top out around 81 degrees.