NICK WILSON WRITES:
The NWS Navarro River gauge forecast chart now shows the river starting to rise quickly after noon today, and I expect Hwy 128 will be closed by 1 to 2 PM due to shallow flooding at the west end.
A major crest peaking at 15.3 ft. is predicted about midnight tonight. That major flow will go up against a massive seasonal sandbar blocking the river mouth since last spring. There's no doubt that the river will break through the sandbar by the time the level reaches 5 or 6 ft. or so, after which the flooding near the Hwy. 1 bridge will recede.
Although the highway flooding will probably end by 9 or 10 PM, CalTrans and CHP may wait until daylight to reopen it.
Check the link below for official information about the highways:
On Hwy. 20 there is one-lane traffic near Whiskey Springs due to slide removal.
Staying home warm and dry is a good plan for today.