Two storm systems to bring weekend rain to the Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Two El Niño-fueled storm systems are headed straight for the Bay Area , according to KRON 4’s Meteorologist James Fletcher.

The first storm will arrive late Thursday night bringing a decent amount of rainfall into early Friday morning.

Fletcher estimates that the rain will begin in Clearlake around 8:30 p.m., in the North Bay by 9:30 p.m., San Francisco by 10 p.m. and then wil hit the rest of the Bay Area sometime after that.

The next storm is expected to be even bigger and arrive Friday night and last through Saturday. It may even trigger some thunderstorms Saturday.

The heaviest rain should fall Friday night and residents should prepare fo urban flooding.

The storm should also bring some heavy winds to the Bay Area. Fletcher says there could be wind gusts up to 30 mph. Residents should be cautious of debris, downded trees and possible power outage.

Coastal flooding and high tides are also expected with the storm.

Fletcher is predicting about 2-4 inches for the Santa Crus Mountains and the coastal North Bay Hills, 1-2 inches of rain in the North Bay Valley and about 3/4 of an inch of rain for the East Bay and South Bay.

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