Get the Ark, It's Going To Pour

We could get 10 inches of rain by the New Year.

The close of 2010 is going to come with a dose of wild weather.

If the forecasters are right, it is going to be wet and wild.

The rainy weather will begin to roll in Friday morning and could last through Wednesday of next week.  And, the storm storm is open, meaning the anything could happen after that.

The exact forecast of just how much rain will fall is still unclear. The weather models are still not all agreeing with each other as the storms churn out in the Pacific Ocean.  There could be big trouble if one or more systems "stall" over a particular area.

Parts of the Bay Area could get 10 inches of rain between now and the New Year.  The two days that have the highest chance of wind and rain are this Saturday and next Tuesday, according to NBC Bay Area's weather guys, with lots of rain in between.

NBC Bay Area meteorologist Rob Mayeda says it looks like we will get enough breaks in between the systems to keep major flooding worries at bay.

Windy conditions are also in the forecast, so there is a real threat of wind damage on top of localized flooding.

And yes, the same weather will likely make a bee-line to the Sierra with several feet of snow expected to fall by Christmas Day.

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