California is bracing for a "parade of cyclones," forecasters warned Monday morning

California is bracing for a "parade of cyclones," forecasters warned Monday morning

As more than 110,000 utility customers woke up without power after torrential downpours  

High winds hammered the northern part of the state over the weekend

Two "major episodes" of heavy rain and mountain snow were expected to hit California in rapid succession over Monday and Tuesday

With multiple cyclones barreling towards the state, the National Weather Service warned.

Two of the more "energetic and moisture-laden parade of cyclones" were "aiming directly for California," it said

Heavy rains Monday could result in rainfall totals as high as 3 to 5 inches near the coast, the weather service said.

A second episode is expected to swiftly follow Tuesday, resulting in slightly less heavy amounts

But impacting areas further south into southern California, it said.

The cumulative effect of the rainfall is expected to cause flooding,

Including "rapid water rises, mudslides and the potential for major river flooding," the weather service warned.