(KRON) Thursday’s storm is expected to be as powerful as the one that rolled through the Bay Area Tuesday morning causing flooding and mudslides.
KRON4’s Weather Team has issued a StormTracker4 Weather Alert for Thursday. KRON4’s Chief Meteorologist Brittney Shipp says “Thursday we could see renewed flooding and strong winds.”
Shipp is tracking the next Atmospheric River which she says ” this storm which will bring 1 to 2 inches of rain again.”
The National Weather Service tweet shows the Pineapple Express stretching across the Pacific Ocean.
— NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) February 8, 2017
KRON4’s James Fletcher says “a couple of cold fronts will pass over the Bay Area Thursday clashing with a stream of moisture coming from Hawaii. The combination will trigger widespread rain with moderate to heavy downpours at times.”
The rain will last into Friday.
Rainfall amounts of 1.00″ to 3.00″ are expected in the North Bay especially across the coastal ranges while 0.25″ to 1.25″ amounts will be possible in most urban areas.
Expect rapid rises on area creeks/streams as well as low lying, poorly drained areas. Flooding will likely occur.
A Wind Advisory is in effect for Thursday as wind gusts up to 45 mph are expected to accompany the rain.
Showers will diminish Saturday morning with dry weather returning for the rest of the weekend and into next week.
— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) February 7, 2017