Our first in a series of storms has arrived. Rain and wind will increase through the day as the frontal boundary crosses through the Bay Area. We should see rain decreasing into Thursday as Thursday serves as a bit of a break between storms, however showers will likely continue at times, more so near the coastal mountains, hills.
Thursday night into Friday we'll see our second storm arrive, perhaps with less rain, colder air and still gusty wind at times. Rain will change into showers into Saturday. Wave heights approaching 20-25 ft may be possible early Saturday, leading to coastal erosion and dangerous conditions.
Our final storm in the series seems in Saturday night into Sunday. This storm should have as much rain and wind as our midweek storm, perhaps will slightly higher rain totals into midday Monday. As this is the third storm in the series, localized runoff issues and wind-related problems due to very saturated soils may become more widespread and bear watching.
Thankfully the extended forecast from early next week into the following weekend is trending mainly dry, providing a break to let creeks, streams and rivers recede.
- Rob Mayeda