By Brett Rathbun – AccuWeather
A series of storms will bring welcome rainfall across California and other portions of the southwestern United States this week.
The track of these storms is fueled by El Niño in the tropical Pacific Ocean.
“The above-average temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean, known as El Niño, tends to strengthen the storm track into the West Coast and occasionally California during the winter,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said.
While a parade of storms slammed into the northwestern United States during November and December, the southwestern U.S. will receive days of precipitation this week.