Another round of rain predicted for Sunday

Pacheco Creek levee repair work commences as another bout of rain predicted to sweep through on Sunday
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As crews have begun work repairing the levee break that caused Pacheco Creek to flood Lovers Lane and San Felipe Road north of Hollister in January, more precipitation is on the way —a reminder that the rainy season still has a ways to go.

The San Benito County Office of Emergency Services and residents of the flood-weary area are at the ready for more rain, which the National Weather Service said could return by Sunday night. As of Saturday morning, there were no weather watches or warnings posted for the county, but the OES still announced that CalFire crews had prepared newly-filled sandbags and made them available at the corner of Lovers Lane and Shore Road.

The weekend forecast calls for a partly-sunny conditions Saturday and Sunday, with rain likely on Sunday night, with wind gusts ramping up to as high as 25 mph, according to the weather service. The chance of precipitation Sunday night is 70 percent, with between a quarter to half and inch possible.

The rain chance diminishes to 40 percent on Monday, with precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. 

For the seven-day forecast for Hollister, click here



Adam Breen

Adam Breen has been a San Benito County resident since 1980 and graduated from Sacred Heart School and San Benito High School before earning a bachelor's degree from California State University, Fresno. A father of two sons, Adam has taught newspaper, English and yearbook at SBHS for the past decade, after six years as a magazine editor for Santa Clara University. He previously was editor of the Hollister Free Lance and content director for BenitoLink.