New se­ries of storms will drench re­gion

San Francisco Chronicle - - BAY AREA - By Lau­ren Hernán­dez Lau­ren Hernán­dez is a San Fran­cisco Chron­i­cle staff writer. Email: lau­ren. her­nan­[email protected]­i­cle.com Twit­ter: @Lau­renPorFa­vor

De­spite a brief break from show­ers Satur­day and Sun­day morn­ing, Bay Area res­i­dents may want to pull out their rain boots and um­brel­las again as sev­eral weather sys­tems will prob­a­bly soak the re­gion this week, of­fi­cials said.

The first of the rain­fall was to last from Sun­day af­ter­noon into Mon­day as part of se­ries of weather sys­tems ex­pected to drench the Bay Area through Thurs­day, said Cyn­thia Palmer, a me­te­o­rol­o­gist with the Na­tional Weather Ser­vice.

A storm will fol­low Tues­day, with an­other Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day, Palmer said. The Bay Area could see 2 to 3 inches of rain, and even more than 4 inches in higher el­e­va­tions and moun­tain re­gions, she said.

By Thurs­day, Palmer said San Fran­cisco will prob­a­bly see 3 inches of rain but rain­fall to­tals are “sub­ject to change,” de­pend­ing on the weather sys­tems.

“We could be look­ing at some ur­ban flood­ing be­cause the ground will be sat­u­rated,” Palmer said. Res­i­dents “should take ad­van­tage of the drier weather and clear storm drains and gut­ters in front of your homes.”

Palmer said res­i­dents may “get a break” from heavy rain­fall Fri­day and Satur­day be­fore an­other storm moves in.

The weather sys­tems are ex­pected to bring sev­eral feet of snow through­out the Sierra, said Dawn John­son, a me­te­o­rol­o­gist with the Reno of­fice of the Na­tional Weather Ser­vice.

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