Series of storms to soak Bay Area

Credit: Charles Hall via AP
Credit: Charles Hall via AP

(KRON) Three storms are lined up across the Pacific Ocean to slam into the Bay Area and Northern California this week.

The first storm moves in this evening through Monday. Then another storm Tuesday and Wednesday. The third storm hits Thursday and Friday.

KRON4’s STORMTRACKER4 INTERACTIVE RADAR

Then more rain is expected the following week.

Here is what the National Weather Service is saying:

WET WEEK AHEAD AS SEVERAL STORMS WILL IMPACT THE BAY AREA…

A SERIES OF STORM SYSTEMS CURRENTLY OVER THE PACIFIC WILL BRING RAINFALL TO THE ENTIRE REGION THIS UPCOMING WEEK. THE FIRST STORM IS FORECAST TO BRING LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN SUNDAY AND MONDAY. HIGHEST RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL BE ACROSS THE NORTH BAY AND ALL COASTAL MOUNTAINS. THE SECOND… AND STRONGEST STORM… IS FORECAST TO BRING MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY. HIGHEST RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL ONCE AGAIN BE ACROSS THE NORTH BAY AND ALL COASTAL MOUNTAINS. THE SECOND STORM SYSTEM WILL ALSO BRING GUSTY SOUTHERLY WINDS ON TUESDAY AND LOWERING SNOW LEVELS ON WEDNESDAY. SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER THE HIGHER PEAKS OF MONTEREY AND SAN BENITO COUNTIES WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THE THIRD AND FINAL STORM SYSTEM IS FORECAST TO BRING LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.

HIGHEST RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL BE OVER THE SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS AND THE BIG SUR COASTAL MOUNTAINS. SNOW LEVELS WILL REMAIN LOW ALLOWING FOR SOME SNOW OVER THE HIGHER PEAKS OF MONTEREY AND SAN BENITO COUNTIES THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY. TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS FOR THE UPCOMING WEEK WILL BE FOUR TO SIX INCHES FOR THE NORTH BAY COAST AND ALL COASTAL MOUNTAINS… LOCALLY HIGHER. TWO TO FOUR INCHES ELSEWHERE… WITH THE EXCEPTION OF INTERIOR MONTEREY/SAN BENITO COUNTY WHERE TWO AND HALF INCHES OR LESS OF RAIN IS EXPECTED.

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