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Storm Systems Bring Potential Flooding Concerns to the North Bay Area

Storm Systems Bring Potential Flooding Concerns to the North Bay Area

According to NOAA, A series of storm systems will impact the Bay Area starting this Friday and continuing through early next week. The weaker of the two storms will bring rain initially to the Bay Area Friday afternoon and then spreading southward through Saturday evening. The second stronger storm will impact the Bay Area Sunday through early Tuesday bringing heavier rainfall and possibly gusty winds.



  • High: Periods of rain Friday through Monday
  • Medium: Exact timing and specific rainfall amounts


  • Storm      1
  • Rains developing Friday afternoon across the North Bay
  • Widespread rains moving into the San Francisco Bay Area Saturday morning
  • Widespread rains moving into the Monterey Bay Area Saturday morning/afternoon
  • Storm      2
    • Moderate to heavy rain develops Sunday entire Bay Area and continues through early Tuesday



    • No watches or warnings are currently in effect, but a Hazardous Weather Outlook has been issued.  


    *Impact 1 (Storm Total Rainfall) :

    • Widespread rainfall amounts of 2.50" to 5.00" can be expected across much of the North Bay
    • Rainfall amounts of 1.50" to 3.00" can be expected across the coastal hills/mountains
    • Rainfall amounts of 0.50" to 2.00" can be expected elsewhere, including the major urban centers
    • Moderate to heavy rain will result in difficult driving conditions with reduced visibility and wet roadways, especially Sunday
      • Greatest impact to Holiday traffic on Sunday

    *Impact 2 (Gusty Winds):

    • Gusty winds along the coast and higher terrain Sunday afternoon/night
    • Downed trees and downed power lines possible with potentially wet ground

    Monitor NWS Monterey Facebook and Twitter for further updates.

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