BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Likely rain from Hilary has prompted a flood watch in Kern County from Saturday evening through Monday evening, according to the National Weather Service in Hanford.

The flood watch impacts the areas of the Frazier Mountain Communities, Grapevine, Kern River Valley Mojave Desert, Tehachapi, South End of the Lower Sierra and the upper Sierra, according to officials.

As of Friday afternoon around 2 p.m., the National Weather Service has extended flood watch into Bakersfield, expected to start around 11 a.m. on Aug. 19. NWS also warns residents that the heaviest rain and flooding is expected from Sunday afternoon through Monday morning.

NWS officials say excessive runoff may result in the flooding of rivers, streams creeks and low-lying areas.

Officials advise the community to monitor forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings.