Meteorologists from ABC7 News are closely watching the 12-hour window from Tuesday 4pm to 4pm Wednesday. It is expected that there will be strong winds and then heavy rains around the bay.
Below you will find a schedule and details of the strong storm, including the timing and amount of rainfall, details of the wind and how much snow is expected in the Sierra.
TIMING OF RAIN
- Moderate to heavy rain is passing through the bay area tonight.
- The most intense rain is expected between 9 pm tonight and 2 am on Wednesday with the atmospheric river.
- Mudslides, debris flows and rapid flooding are possible over burn scars.
EVACUATIONS: Evacuation ordered in Santa Cruz County, San Mateo County, prior to the storm, possible sludge spills
- The wind is booming and the gusts of wind can reach 60-75 miles per hour on some of the hills and along the coast! Watch out for trees falling and power outages.
- High wind warnings and wind tips are valid until 7 p.m. tomorrow.
RELATED: Residents around the bay are preparing for the strongest storm this season
SIGNIFICANT SIERRA SNOW
- The blizzard warning runs until 2 p.m. Friday in the Sierra.
- 5-8 feet of snow is expected in case of bleaching, so hold back the trip.
VIEW: The atmospheric river taps the bay area with heavy rain, bad winds, flooding
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