New series of storms will drench region
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.