Weather Alert: strongest storm of 2016 to hit Bay Area, Sierra Nevada

 

San Francisco (KRON) This weekend the Bay Area is expected to be hit by the strongest storm of 2016. A lull in El Nino gave the Bay Area a break for most of February but now March could help put a dent in California’s drought.

This storm will hit coastal areas, the North and South Bay the hardest. San Francisco will see about 2 inches of rain, while Santa Rosa is expected to get nearly 4 inches of rain. The Santa Cruz mountains could see a major downpour of 6 inches of rain.

The East Bay and inland areas can expect up to 2 inches of rain.

KRON4’S WEATHER FORECAST

The winds will be exceedingly strong as well with gusts hitting 50 miles an hour.

In the Sierra there could be up to 2 feet of snow falling before the weekend is over.

KRON4’S INTERACTIVE RADAR

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