Winter's Final Week a Wet One | NBC Bay Area

Winter's Final Week a Wet One

Forecasters like to refer to the series of storms with "the storm door is open."



    (Published Sunday, March 11, 2012)

    The last week of winter is going to be a wet one. Between now and the first day of spring on March 20 the North Bay could see between 3 to 6 inches of rain.  The rest of the Bay Area could see between 1 to 2 inches of rain.

    The big weather days are Tuesday and Thursday, but things will be unsettled all week, according to the NBC Bay Area weather department. They say each system will be more powerful than the last one.

    It all starts Sunday when a fairly weak system moves in to the area with enough moisture to wring out some light to moderate rain in North Bay.

    The next system will begin pushing rain in our direction late Monday into Tuesday. Coastal facing hills will see the most rain, but everyone is supposed to get a pretty good soaking. 

    Video: Wet Weather Week Ahead

    [BAY] Video: Wet Weather Week Ahead
    Cloudy skies and drizzle for Sunday morning. Rain arrives this afternoon, drying out overnight. Monday will start off dry, with rain returning by the afternoon.
    (Published Sunday, March 11, 2012)

    More rain will move in late Wednesday and into Thursday. The storm is also something that will likely drench pretty much everyone.

    The storms are not very cold, which is not good news for skiers. Sierra snow levels early in the week are above 7,000 feet. Those levels should lower to 5,000 by the end of the week.