Contra Costa County, California – The National Weather Service warned this week that rain would continue to fall in the Bay Area during the Christmas holiday weekend and into next week, but not in volumes that would cause massive flooding.
For most of Friday, just occasional rain is expected. According to the weather service, more moderate rain is expected on Friday night into Saturday morning.
The wet conditions are predicted to last until at least Wednesday next week, with 1-2 inches of rain expected over most of the Bay Area and up to 3-4 inches in areas of Monterey County like Big Sur.
Although the rain is not expected to cause major debris flows or floods, the weather service warned that minor flooding or debris might end up in low-lying or poorly drained areas.
Stormy weather has already delayed travel this week, with falling rocks blocking part of state Highway 1 in Monterey County and a fallen tree blocking all of northbound state Highway 13 in Oakland.